Kingston, New York medical malpractice lawyer, John H. Fisher, receives highest "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Reviewing Ratings

Posted on Jul 09, 2011

On July 8, 2011, Kingston, New York medical malpractice lawyer, John H. Fisher, received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Martindale-Hubbell, whose 140 year history began in 1868, has long been the gold standard for assessing the legal ability and ethical standards in the legal profession.  The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the legal profession and the judiciary and attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics. The selection process is random and provides an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability.  A lawyers' peers--the persons best suited to assess legal ability--are directly involved in the process.

Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest).  These key areas are Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.  The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating includes an average numeric rating, a rating term and may include a certification mark in the following categories: AV Preeminent (4.5 - 5.0), BV Distinguished (3.0 - 4.4) and Rated (1.0 - 2.9).

John H. Fisher received a numeric rating of 4.7 out of 5 and a rating of "AV Preeminent".  Throughout the years, holders of Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" peer review  rating include President Barack Obama and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor.

John H. Fisher is the author of a book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, in which he explains the ins and outs of a New York medical malpractice claim and the misconceptions of consumers about malpractice law.  Mr. Fisher offers his free of charge as a public service to patients and their families.