Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Stephen E. Palmer Receives Martindale-Hubbell(R) AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM)

Columbus, OH (Vocus/PRWEB) March 07, 2011

Columbus, Ohio attorney Stephen E. Palmer of Yavitch & Palmer Co., L.P.A. has received the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R). The AV(R) Preeminent(TM) rating is the highest such peer review rating available to any individual lawyer.

Stephen E. Palmer joined fellow Columbus native Eric J. Yavitch in forming the law firm of Yavitch & Palmer in 1997. Steve focuses his practice on the following areas of law: Criminal Defense; Domestic Violence; Driving While Intoxicated; Appellate Practice; White Collar Crime; Traffic Violations; Drug Crimes; Felonies; Homicide; Misdemeanors; Parole and Probation; and Sexual Assault. He regularly consults with other attorneys in areas of evidence, trial preparation and appellate practice. Steve is a member of the Columbus, Ohio State and American (Member, Criminal Section) Bar Associations, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

An AV(R) Preeminent(TM) rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyers peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of the peer review rating process. The ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories: Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards.

The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

The 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.

AV(R) Preeminent(TM) and BV(R) Distinguished(TM) are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

About the Firm

When you are charged with a crime or are subject to a criminal investigation, you have a serious problem. Even if you believe you have done nothing wrong, you may have to fight to prove your innocence. Your reputation is on the line, and your liberty is held in precarious balance.

At Yavitch & Palmer, the criminal defense attorneys are known for their aggressive pursuit of justice and commitment to compassionate advocacy. The firm focuses its practice on professional criminal defense for individuals and businesses. Skilled in forceful cross-examination and negotiation, their attorneys have built a reputation in Columbus and throughout Ohio for top-notch criminal defense.

For more information about the firm please go to or call 614-224-6142.

Yavitch & Palmer

511 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 224-6142

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