Experienced subrogation lawyer and founding partner of Rathbone Group Kimberly Rathbone has earned the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell uses a peer review process to evaluate legal ability, communication ability and ethical standards, who are rated on three levels of notable achievement: AV (BV, CV), D, and N:
AV Preeminent: From the Martindale-Hubbell website, “The highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.”
Distinguished: “An excellent rating for an attorney who has some experience and is widely respected by their peers for their professional achievement and ethical standards.”
Notable: “A rating given to a lawyer who has been recognized by a large number of their peers for their strong ethical standards.”
The AV Preeminent rating is the highest honor, and achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peer members of the bar and judiciary, as well as clients. This rating reflects Kim’s prestigious legal career as a subrogation insurance lawyer, and her tireless pursuit of excellence that led to her and her partners forming Rathbone Group in 2014.
Martindale-Hubbell, a nationwide information services company to the legal profession founded over 150 years ago, is considered the authority on attorney ratings. These peer-review ratings help potential clients vet potential lawyers. This is especially important for people searching for lawyers who focus in niche areas of law, such as insurance subrogation. Kim’s AV Preeminent rating and series of 4.9/5 and 5/5 stars for her legal knowledge in subrogation law, analytical capability, experience, communication, and judgment is advantageous to Rathbone Group’s reputation, as well as our online presence.