Attorney Barbara Hayes Buell has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating - the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Barbara Hayes Buell, a lawyer based in Lincoln, MA whose primary area of practice is Healthcare Law, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Jun 13, 2013, 14:05 ET from American Registry

LINCOLN, Mass., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis®, has confirmed that attorney Barbara Hayes Buell still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 1980.


For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up a lawyer's rating on or The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers - members of the bar and the judiciary. Congratulations go to Barbara Hayes Buell who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Barbara Hayes Buell commented on the recognition: "The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world. It used to be a sort of secret among attorneys who used the rating as a first screen when they needed to hire a lawyer they did not personally know. Now, thanks to the Internet, the Rating is a great way for anyone – lawyers or lay people - to use to screen lawyers. I am thankful to my peers who nominated me for this distinction, and proud to have earned this, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating."

About Barbara Hayes Buell: a short profile by and about the honoree:

Attorney Buell is a graduate of Brandeis University and Northeastern University School of Law. Her areas of practice are regulatory/administrative law, health care law, charter schools, and medical malpractice defense. In 2008, Attorney Buell was inducted as a member to the highly selective American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization dedicated to the "efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation."  Attorney Buell is a partner at Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo, LLP. located in Boston and Lincoln Massachusetts.

The plaque shown here commemorates Barbara Hayes Buell's recognition.

To find out more or to contact Barbara Hayes Buell of Lincoln, MA, call 617-228-4460, or visit

As a result of this honor, American Registry LLC, has added Barbara Hayes Buell to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence. For more information, search The Registry™ at

This press release was written by American Registry, LLC, with approval by Martindale-Hubbell as well as approval and/or contributions from Barbara Hayes Buell; it was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.

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Barbara Hayes Buell
Phone: 617-228-4460
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SOURCE American Registry