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Nora Grimbergen and Richard Gaeckle Receive an "AV" Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®09.22.2011
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Nora Grimbergen and Richard Gaeckle with a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating™.They both were given an “AV”rating from their peers, which means that they were deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Nora is a Partner in the Environmental & Toxic Tort Department and is admitted to practice in both New Jersey and Virginia. Richard is a Partner in the Construction Law and Green Building Practice Groups and is also certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED-AP.
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, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer's rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar.
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.
The confidentiality, objectivity and complete independence of the ratings process are what have made the program a unique and credible evaluation tool for members of the legal profession. The legal community values the accuracy of lawyer peer review ratings because they are determined by their peers – the people who are best suited to assess the legal ability and professional ethics of their colleagues.
“Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating,” said Mike Walsh, President and CEO, U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis. “The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review