Martindale-Hubbell is proud to announce that the following attorneys have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Congratulations to:

Lisa Lee Smith of Lisa Lee Smith Law Firm, LLC
Kelly L. Fritsch of Kelly L. Fritsch, P.C.
Joan E. Smith of Hull Barrett, PC
Wiley Andrew Rariden of Trial Pro, P.A.
Adam Poncio of Poncio Law Offices, P.C.
Todd A. Leeth of Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP
Philip G. Thompson of Thompson & Thomas P.A.
Stephanie Bowen of Hall Hieatt Connely & Bowen LLP
Christopher P. Simon of Cross & Simon, LLC
Walter Merritt of Harris, Creech, Ward and Blackerby, P.A.
Su Barry of Barry APC
Mohammad Y. Said of MAS Law
Tom D. Hill of Tom D. Hill of Gardner Smith & Hill
Karen Jo Bennett of Wenzel Bennett & Harris, P.C.
Samuel McHard of McHard, McHard, Anderson & Associates, PLLC
Kevin Fitzpatrick of Legum Fitzpatrick PLC
Christopher Kane
Steven A. Bagen of Bagen Law
Joel Barber of Barber Law Group, Inc.
Charlotte Rainwater of The Rainwater Firm
Steven Anderson of Anderson Law Offices, P.A.
Steven Rubin of Drazen Rubin Law, LLC
Max Leinoff of Leinoff & Lemos, P.A.
Lindsey French
Kyle J. Bagen of Bagen Law
Derek Loetzerich of The Law Office of Derek Loetzerich
Erik Pless of Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm S.C.
Vardaman Smith of Bryan Nelson P.A.
Marc Ostrow of Romano Law PLLC
J. Charles Foster of Foster & Company
Robert Hogan of Hogan Law Firm
Scott Hutchinson of The Law Office of Scott M. Hutchinson
Morgan T. Fife of Seiler, Anderson, Fife & Marshall, L.C.
Kimberly Ann Koves of Guerra King P.A.
Andrea Harris of Andrea Harris
Scott Tyler of Waters, Tyler, Hofmann, Scott, LLC
Thomas Newell of Thomas J. Newell Attorney at Law
Jeffrey R. Godley of Brown Jacobson P.C.
Robert Brass of Maitlin, Maitlin, Goodgold, Brass & Bennett
Kent Anderson of Kent Anderson Law Office
Keith J. Ahlers of Curan & Ahlers LLP
Michael D. Franco of The Law Office of Michael D. Franco
Chad Bowers of Chad A. Bowers Law Office
Kevin S. Mann of Cross & Simon, LLC
Melissa Stull of Soule & Stull LLC
Steve Wilson of The Steve Wilson Firm
Renea Overstreet of The Overstreet Law Firm
Christopher Langley of Shioda Langley & Chang

Only approximately 10% of attorneys have achieved this prestigious honor. Visit our Ratings and Reviews page for more information on Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. Attorneys interested in starting their peer review process can submit the form below.


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