HOUSTON, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis®, has confirmed that attorney J. Kirkland Sammons 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 2009.
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 Lawyers.com or martindale.com. 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 J. Kirkland Sammons who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
J. Kirkland Sammons 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 J. Kirkland Sammons: a short profile by and about the honoree:
Recently named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Transportation by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, "Kirk" has represented hundreds of injured railroad workers in cases filed under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). Kirk has also obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for individuals injured while working in refineries, on drilling rigs, and on construction sites. A decorated veteran, Kirk attended college on the GI Bill at University of Houston and graduated from law school at South Texas College of Law. He is the founding shareholder of Sammons & Berry, P.C.
The plaque shown here commemorates J. Kirkland Sammons's recognition.
To find out more or to contact J. Kirkland Sammons of Houston, TX, call (713) 425-7200, or visit http://www.sammons-berry.com.
As a result of this honor, American Registry LLC, has added J. Kirkland Sammons to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence. For more information, search The Registry™ at http://www.americanregistry.com.
This press release was written by American Registry, LLC, with approval by Martindale-Hubbell as well as approval and/or contributions from J. Kirkland Sammons; it was distributed by PR Newswire, a subsidiary of UBM plc.
SOURCE American Registry