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Doug Riddell Awarded “AV” Preeminent® Peer Review Attorney Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


olumbus DUI, Traffic & Criminal Defense Attorney Douglas E. Riddell, Jr. was recently awarded the “AV” Preeminent® Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings–the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.

Douglas E. Riddell, Jr. was recently awarded the “AV” Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The AV Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent® designation signifies that Riddell has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards.


The “AV Preeminent” rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.The AV Preeminent® rating is a nationally-recognized acknowledgment of Riddell’s accomplishments and skills as an attorney, and places him among the elite practitioners in the country.  Riddell commented, “I am honored that my peers have evaluated me as being worthy of such a highly-regarded distinction. I intend to continue working diligently to offer my clients the highest possible level of service.


The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review 

Ratings help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability, and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.   



 is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – Legal Ability and General Ethical Standards.

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