Jonesboro, AR – December 19, 2021 – Womack Phelps Puryear Mayfield & McNeil announced it has received notification from Martindale-Hubbell that five attorneys have received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM.
Tom D. Womack and John V. Phelps were given an “AV” rating from their peers, which means that they were deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability.
Jeffrey W. Puryear, Mark Mayfield, and Roger McNeil were each given a “Distinguished” rating from their peers, meaning they were deemed to have very high professional ethics and distinguished legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary.
Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online 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 Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate, and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. 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’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating.
“We count it an honor to be so highly recognized by our peers as we continually strive to meet and exceed our clients’ needs in every instance,” stated Mark Mayfield, managing partner.
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