The Martindale-Hubbell publishing company has recognized James A. Johnson as has been highly rated by lawyers in the community for his ethical standards and legal ability. The distinction takes into account Mr. Johnson’s exemplary legal knowledge, fine analytical capabilities, sound judgment, excellent persuasive ability, and solid background and experience.
The Martindale-Hubbell legal directory has been in the business of evaluating lawyers based upon peer reviews (online at www.martindale.com) for over 140 years and is the most authoritative resource for clients looking for an attorney with experience in a particular area of practice.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help potential clients identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer peer review ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has achieved the highest ethical standards and professional ability and these ratings are used by people seeking legal services to justify their hiring decisions.
The ratings are based upon the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary in the same geographic area where the lawyer being rated practices. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability based upon personal knowledge of the attorney under review. Everyone knows that our peers are often the harshest judges of our character and ability.
A “Very High” General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
The Legal Ability rating takes into account the following criteria:
- Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
- Analytical Capabilities – Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
- Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.
- Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
- Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)
The “Distinguished” Legal Ability Rating is an excellent rating and is considered a “widely respected mark of achievement which differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition.”
Martindale-Hubbell is the most trusted rating system in the legal industry and is widely used by lawyers looking for counsel in other areas. Any client looking for a lawyer to handle their case would be well advised to hire a lawyer that is highly rated by Martindale-Hubbell.