PROVO, Utah, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the law firm of Heideman, McKay, Heugly and Olsen is proud to announce that their partner, Daniel W. McKay, is bestowed with the highest and most prestigious peer rating an attorney can obtain, an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for his ethical standards and legal ability.
According to Martindale-Hubbell, an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating is an outstanding achievement and demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.
According to Justin Heideman, partner at Heideman, McKay, Heugly and Olsen, it is an honor for a lawyer to attain an AV® Preeminent™ status, the firm is very proud of Dan McKay for achieving this accolade.
"I have had the great pleasure of working with and being partners with Dan McKay for nearly a decade. I know of no finer attorney, person, or member of the Bar association," said HMHO partner, Justin Heideman. "Dan's AV rating is hard-earned through a strong combination of hard work, ethical practice, and commitment to client advocacy. Dan aspires to the highest legal standard and sets the expectation for our firm."
Daniel W. McKay is a graduate of the J. Rueben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University and is currently a partner in the Utah-based law firm of Heideman, McKay, Heugly and Olsen. A husband, father and accomplished attorney of 10 years, McKay practices in the areas of civil litigation, with emphasis in real estate, securities and commercial contracts.
"For me, this is a benchmark I appreciate because it comes from the attorneys you practice against and the judges you are in front of," said Dan McKay. "It's not a solicitation or an advertisement that can be bought and paid for. For me, it comes after years of practice in a legal community where I have regular and frequent involvement with my peers."
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.
Ratings for Legal Ability indicate professional ability within a specific area of practice. They are based on performance in five key areas, which include:
- Legal Knowledge - Lawyer's familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
- Analytical Capabilities - Lawyer's creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
- Judgment - Lawyer's demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.
- Communication Ability - Lawyer's capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
- Legal Experience - Lawyer's degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)
For more information about Dan McKay and the legal services provided by Heideman, McKay, Heugly and Olsen LLC, visit http://www.hmho-law.com or call Anthony Jewkes at (801) 812-1000. Distributed by Kim Power Stilson at Power Strategies, Inc.; for the video Interview please see the newsroom.
Heideman, McKay, Heugly and Olsen (HMHO) is a Utah-based litigation firm with years of experience successfully representing clients in pre-trial, trial, and post trial matters. As a firm with five offices located throughout Utah, HMHO handles litigation in all areas of their practice with an emphasis in business-related matters and with estate plans and trusts. The firm's attorneys are skilled negotiators who work deliberately toward finding the right solution that will help clients avoid a costly trial.
Kim Power Stilson
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