Prestigious Rating

In the letter congratulating Murthy on this honor, Martindale-Hubbell explains, "The AV rating, which identifies a lawyer with very high to preeminent legal ability, is a reflection of your expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. Our ratings, established by attorneys for attorneys, clearly indicate you demonstrate the highest professional and ethical standards."

Attorney Sheela Murthy has been awarded the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This distinction is shared with the Murthy Law Firm.

This honor is bestowed upon a comparatively small percentage of lawyers and law firms. It is the top rating available for any lawyer or law firm in the United States. The AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating reflects that an attorney has reached the height of professional excellence, is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity, and, generally, has many years' experience in the practice of law.

For lawyers rated with the methodology updated in 2009, Legal Ability Ratings 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 key areas are legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. A combination of the Very High General Ethical Standards Rating and a Legal Ability Rating determines the Peer Review Rating.

For nearly 135 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been the most respected source of authoritative and dependable biographical information on members of the legal community in the United States, Canada, and worldwide.

Considered an important tool in the practice of law, the ratings are an invaluable resource for engaging the services of an attorney. They represent a widely regarded measure of esteem for which attorneys strive.

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