Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011
Fairfax, VA law firm of Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C. has received the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R). The AV Preeminent rating is the highest such peer review rating available to any individual lawyer.
An AV Preeminent 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(R) Peer Review Ratings(TM) 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
Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C. was established in 1972 by Robert C. Whitestone and Ian M. Rodway, and later joined by A. Strode Brent, Jr., Dickson J. Young, and Steven A. Merril. Many of the present or past attorneys have been prosecutors in Fairfax County and other Northern Virginia jurisdictions, developing intimate knowledge of the various Northern Virginia court systems. For four decades, the firm has adhered to the highest standard of ethics and has consistently provided the best value in both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. Each of its attorneys has remarkably extensive legal connections in the area, and several of them have been listed as Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia.
Attorneys at the law firm of Whitestone, Brent, Young & Merril, P.C. practice primarily in the following areas: