How Judges & Lawyers Rate Our Work
St. Petersburg Lawyer /Clearwater Attorney Qualifications & Awards
Awards, Recognitions & Honors
Honored by their Peers with a: “Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating”
The law firm of Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan has been awarded an “AV” attorney rating by “Martindale-Hubbell.” This 130 year old highly respected organization solicits confidential opinions from members of the Bar and Judiciary. The inquiries seek to elicit recommendations from lawyers and judges located in the same geographical area. Opinions expressed are based on their personal knowledge of the lawyers under inquiry. Ratings fall into two categories: Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards. It is the position of Martindale-Hubbell that an “AV” rating,” Is a significant accomplishment– a sign that a lawyer is considered by his or her peers to be at the highest levels of professional excellence.”For further information on this attorney rating process, you can phone “Martindale-Hubbell” at: 1-800-526-4902 or Click Here to visit the “Martindale-Hubbell” web site.
“Rating services, based on peer review, may be the most popular source of lawyer referrals. Ratings by publisher Martindale-Hubbell are among the best known. Five to ten years after a lawyer has been admitted to a state Bar, the publisher sends questionnaires about him to local judges and lawyers, who then anonymously rate his legal skills and ethics.” The St. Petersburg Times, February 16, 2004
Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
The law firm of Russo, Pelletier & Sullivan is listed in this highly respected publication. This book serves as “the definitive directory about the legal profession’s top practitioners.” The guide lists only those law firms that “have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field” and only “the most highly-regarded attorneys practicing today.”
The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers is routinely used by attorneys when they are asked by a client for a referral to another lawyer who handles a different area of legal practice. Lawyers feel comfortable making a selection from the publication, because the book lists only those leading practitioners in a given location or practice area.
Honored by his Peers as the recipient of: “The Agency Service Award”
While serving as an Assistant State Attorney, Marc was honored to be the recipient of the “Agency Service Award” in recognition of his performance and service to the Office of the State Attorney and the citizens of Florida. This award is given to those select few attorneys who display exceptional courtroom skills and the genuine desire to insure the fair and proper administration of justice.
Marc credits the time spent as an Assistant State Attorney with affording him the invaluable opportunity to learn many of the tactics employed by State prosecutors.