PERSONNEL FILE: Martin & Seibert attorneys honored by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

By Staff reports | Feb 24, 2015



MARTINSBURG – Martin & Seibert L.C. recently received notification from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell that E. Kay Fuller, Director of Business Development and Michael M. Stevens, Director of Client Pricing and Finance, have received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV.

Fuller and Stevens were both given an AV rating from their peers, which means that they were deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer's rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar.

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.

“Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating,” said Mike Walsh, President and CEO, U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis. “The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have remained the most prestigious and widely respected lawyer rating system in the world for over a hundred years.”

“We are extremely proud to have Ms. Fuller and Mr. Stevens represent the firm in such a positive manner," said Walter M. Jones IIII, the firm's managing shareholder. "This firm is committed to providing the best legal advice to our clients – and we do that by maintaining the highest levels of ethics and legal acumen.

"While the firm is now 107 years old, the tradition of having AV rated lawyers continues and we congratulate each of them on their professional achievement."

Martin & Seibert has offices in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. For more information, visit

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