The Martindale-Hubbell directory was first published way back in 1868 by James B. Martindale, a lawyer and businessman who had the novel idea of providing a directory "to furnish to lawyers, bankers, wholesale merchants, manufacturers, real estate agents, and all others…the address of one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States..." The reputation and success of Martindale-Hubbell has only gornw since its inception.
The attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan are proud to say that they possess the prestigious "AV" preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. No lawyer can pay to obtain this top rating. It is bestowed upon a lawyer through a rigorous and analytical peer review.
AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0)- AV Preeminent 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 lawyers who possess this prestigious rating include North Carolina personal injury lawyers Richard Shapiro and Kevin Duffan. These attorneys possess sterling reputations for their legal work and client-first representation.