Lowery, Lowery & Cherry, PLLC would like to congratulate our partner, Jeff Cherry, on being awarded the rating of AV Preeminent® in the 2016 Judicial Edition of Martindale-Hubbell’s® Peer Review Ratings™ system. Mr. Cherry was granted AV status in 2015.
This latest award honors Mr. Cherry’s tireless dedication to his practice of law and to his clients. With a peer review score of 4.9 out of 5.0 on Martindale.com, it is easy to see why he was honored again this year. For the last 15 years, Jeff Cherry has contributed to numerous legal associations and community organizations, and has earned accolades from clients and colleagues alike. A formidable opponent, Mr. Cherry does whatever is in his power to uphold justice for his clients. As a former police officer, he understands exactly what it takes to build a successful criminal or civil case, and his experiences have shaped his understanding of what it means to fight for clients’ rights in a courtroom or a boardroom.
What does being rated AV Preeminent® mean?
Martindale-Hubbell® has been the industry leader when it comes to objective ratings services since 1887. Their Peer Review Ratings™ are based on Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. A rating of “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.”
In order to be rated for legal ability, and attorney must first be judged as “very high” in terms of their ethical standards, which “means the attorney adheres to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to practicing law.” Once such a rating is given, the attorney’s legal ability is rated based on five criteria:
- “Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws in his or her specific area of practice(s)
- Analytical Capabilities – Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
- Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue
- Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
- Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his or her specific area of practice(s)”
Mr. Cherry has obtained his AV Preeminent rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, based on the opinions and experiences of his colleagues as well as the Tennessee judiciary.