Rochester Personal Injury Lawyer Jan P. Egger Receives Martindale-Hubbell(R) BV(R) Distinguished(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM)

Rochester, New York (Vocus/PRWEB) February 18, 2011

Rochester, New York, attorney Jan P. Egger of Egger & Leegant, Attorneys at Law has received the prestigious BV(R) Distinguished(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R).

Jan P. Egger was born in Hornell, New York. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo after which he served in the United States Army Infantry. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and has practiced law since 1973. He worked as an Assistant County Attorney – criminal prosecutor in Buffalo, N.Y., until 1984, when he was hired by a plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Rochester, N.Y., because of his reputation as a trial attorney. Subsequently, he managed a legal services plan, where he engaged in a variety of legal matters. His last position as an associate was with a firm which exclusively represented personal injury defendants. In 1989, Mr. Egger joined the firm which had been started by his wife, Jo Anne Leegant, and the firm became Egger and Leegant.

A BV(R) Distinguished(TM) rating recognizes excellence in lawyers with some experience. A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition.

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

Egger & Leegant, Attorneys at Law has provided area residents with skilled legal representation since 1989. We pride ourselves on providing cost-effective legal services to all of our clients. Our lawyers represent a broad spectrum of clients from all walks of life. Our practice includes personal injury, criminal defense, D.W.I. defense, traffic tickets, adoptions, divorce, legal name changes, small claims court matters, debt collection, real estate and general law.

For more information about the firm, please go to or call 585-325-4545.

Egger & Leegant, Attorneys at Law

144 Exchange Blvd # 107, Rochester, NY 14614

(585) 325-4545

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