John is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  This is the highest rating given.  Martindale-Hubbell has been rating lawyers in the United States and Canada for over 100 years.  Its ratings are based on confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges, chosen by Martindale-Hubbell, who know the rated lawyer.  The “A” is the legal ability rating, and the “V” is the ethical standards rating.   John has continuously maintained an AV rating since he was first rated over 20 years ago.