Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 31, 2011
After an extensive and confidential peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary, Martindale-Hubbell announced that Michael Haight of Henness and Haight Injury Attorneys has received the top Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM: AV® Preeminent™. An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM is a complimentary service to the bar that enables members of the legal community to benefit from the candid and objective peer-to-peer feedback of other lawyers. Michael Haight of Henness and Haight Injury Attorneys has now joined a select group of lawyers recognized for their legal ability and professional ethical standards.
When asked about the award Michael stated, “I feel honored and humbled to have achieved an AV Rating. Such an acknowledgment from my peers, our esteemed Judges and from the opposing attorneys only reinforces the principle my father taught that you can zealously represent a client while simultaneously dealing with others with honesty and integrity.”
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. For lawyers rated with the changed methodology the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings will reflect the following:
General Ethical Standards Rating
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.
Those lawyers who meet the "Very High" criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process.
Legal Ability Ratings
For lawyers rated with the changed methodology, Legal Ability ratings will now indicate professional ability within a specific area of practice. 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 areas are:
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)
Michael Haight has displayed a very high level of ethical standard and legal ability. Members of the Bar and Judiciary have reviewed him on both of these aspects. He has joined a select group of lawyers by receiving the highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
For additional information on the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating, or Henness and Haight Injury Attorneys contact Michael Haight or visit http://www.hennessandhaight.com.
About Michael D. Haight, ESQ
Michael D. Haight is Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Henness and Haight, Injury Attorneys. He is on the Board of Governors on the Nevada Justice Association (to which he has belonged since 1996), and he has been a member of the American Justice Association since 2001. His ambition is to continue to help people who are powerless against big corporations and insurance companies, which unfortunately always try to put profits ahead of safety and refuse to voluntarily do what's right.