Frederick Civil Litigation Lawyer Roger C. Simmons Receives Martindale-Hubbell(R) AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM)

Frederick, Maryland (Vocus/PRWEB) February 18, 2011

Frederick, Maryland, attorney Roger C. Simmons of Gordon & Simmons, LLC 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.

Born in Liberal, Kansas, on July 15, 1946, Roger C. Simmons received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1968. He graduated, with honors, from the University of Michigan, where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review, in 1970. From 1971 to 1984, Roger spent his early career with Howrey & Simon, specializing in national antitrust litigation. He was the firm’s 25th attorney and left in 1984 when the firm had grown to over 100. Mr. Simmons was a charter member of a Washington, D.C. K Street firm, Steele, Simmons and Fornaciari from 1984 to 1987, when he left that firm to found Gordon & Simmons with his old friend, Ralph Gordon, in Frederick, Maryland. Since the creation of Gordon & Simmons in 1987, Roger has specialized in commercial litigation, including construction litigation, major defamation litigation, legal malpractice, Patriot Act litigation, and litigation for investigative journalists.

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

Founded in 1987, Gordon & Simmons provides high-quality legal representation at reasonable prices. The firm has always followed this philosophy and has primarily been involved in commercial litigation in a wide variety of cases over the fifteen plus-years of its existence.

The firms primary areas of experience include the following: Civil Litigation; Business Law; Corporate Governance; Shareholder Suits; Lender Liability; Partnerships; Real Estate/Zoning; Property Rights; Foreclosure Defense; Employment Law; Construction Disputes; Breaches of Contract; Landlord/Tenant Medical Malpractice; Legal Malpractice; HOA Disputes; Constitutional Law; Privacy Law.

For more information about the firm, please go to or call 301-662-9122.

Gordon & Simmons

1050 Key Pkwy, Frederick, MD 21702

(301) 662-9122

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