Charleston, WV (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Charleston, West Virginia attorney Melissa Luce of The Calwell Practice, PLLC has received the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell(R). The AV Preeminent rating is the highest such peer review rating available to any individual lawyer. Ms. Luce is listed as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law” in the September issues of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.
Melissa Luce has more than 25 years of legal experience and was admitted to practice in West Virginia in 1986. She graduated magna cum laude from Davis & Elkins College in 1983 and received her J.D. in 1986 at West Virginia University College of Law, where she was named Outstanding Graduate.
“An AV Preeminent rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. I am honored to have received this distinction,” said Melissa Luce, Associate at The Calwell Practice, PLLC.
Ms. Luce, who has been a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2005, is licensed to practice law in West Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania state and federal courts. While in New Jersey, Ms. Luce was certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, a distinction earned by less than one percent of that state’s legal profession. Prior to joining The Calwell Practice, PLLC, she worked with the New Jersey law firm Stephen S. Weinstein, PA and the Charleston law firm Di Trapano & Jackson.
Today, Ms. Luce’s practice focuses on medical malpractice and pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, wrongful death, construction injuries and automobile accidents. She is involved in community programs, including the Special Olympics and Project Hope, and has volunteered as a youth basketball coach for the YMCA.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of the peer review rating process. The ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. The legal ability rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. 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.
AV(R) Preeminent(TM) is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
About the Firm
The Calwell Practice, PLLC provides victims of injury in the Charleston community with compassionate representation that produces results. Known for its tenacious search for the truth, the firm has the extensive resources required to successfully conduct in-depth research and prepare meticulously for highly complex personal injury litigation.
Attorneys at the law firm The Calwell Practice PLLC, offer legal counsel primarily in the following areas:
The Calwell Practice, PLLC pursues monetary compensation and injunctive relief for individuals and communities whose property and health have been damaged through the negligent actions of other people and corporations. The firm organizes effective class action lawsuits for multiple plaintiffs and communities that have been harmed by pollutants, property damage and financial fraud. The same diligence is applied to the representation of individuals’ claims.
Founded in 1976, the lawyers at The Calwell Practice, PLLC have more than 150 years of combined experience. For more information about the firm please go to http://www.calwellpractice.com or call 304.343.4323.
The Calwell Practice, PLLC
500 Randolph Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25302