ORLANDO, Fla., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- David Katz, founding partner of Katz & Phillips and Katz, Byington & Phillips has been named a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer. This award is based on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the "gold standard" in lawyer ratings, which recognizes attorneys for their Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards.
Ethical standards are determined by surveys of attorneys in nearby jurisdictions and geographical locations. If attorneys are judged to have "Very High" General Ethical Standards, they may continue to the next step of the process: their Legal Ability.
After evaluation, attorneys may be ranked as AV Preeminent, with a rating of 4.5 to 5.0; BV Distinguished, with a rating of 3.0 to 4.4; or Rated, with a rating of 1.0 to 2.9.
The reviewers of Legal Abilities are attorneys and judges in similar areas of practice who know and/or have worked with the lawyer being reviewed. All reviews are given anonymously.
David Katz has earned a rating of 4.7 from his peers, placing him in the AV Preeminent category. It is a title he says he is deeply humble and grateful for.
"My legal career is dedicated to helping my clients, first and foremost," Mr. Katz says. "It is an honor for my work to be recognized so highly by my peers — an honor I do not take lightly."
At Katz & Phillips, Mr. Katz works with Orlando-area clients charged with crimes. He also represents clients throughout the state who are charged with gun crimes through his association with U.S. Law Shield.
About David Katz
David Katz is one of the most recognized DUI attorneys in Florida and has been practicing law for over 10 years. He is certified as a DUI defense expert by the National College for DUI Defense, and is the only attorney in the state who has been trained on the use of the Intoxilyzer 8000 by the manufacturer. He also represents clients charged with a variety of crimes. More information is available at orlandocriminalteam.com.
Mr. Katz is also a founding member of Katz, Byington & Phillips – A nationwide Firearm Firm, which represents clients charged with gun crimes throughout the country. Mr. Katz wrote the book on gun crimes for Florida: Florida Gun Laws: Armed and Educated. He is a Florida statewide attorney for U.S. Law Shield, Firearm Owner's Protection Program. More information is available at thefirearmfirm.com.
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SOURCE Katz & Phillips, P.A.