I am proud to once again have received an AV Preeminent 5 Star Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating for in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of the members of the Bar and Judiciary. This is the 18th consecutive year that I have been the recipient of this recognition. WHAT ARE MARTINDALE-HUBBELL® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™? The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Ratings™ based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ surveys lawyers across the continent, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are asked to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice. The Ratings Explanation Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ reflect a combination of achieving a very high general ethical standards rating and a legal ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of one to five (with one being the lowest and five being the highest). These areas are: legal knowledge, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. My opponent in the runoff election for judge of the 416th District Court has received no legal ability rating. When making your decision in the runoff vote for legal ability; vote for Michael Puhl.