Law Firm of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. Celebrates 30 Years of Martindale-Hubbell’s® Highest Rating, AV® Preeminent™

Congratulations to Attorney Ralph F. Abbott, Partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. as he celebrates 30 years of achieving an AV®Preeminent Rating.  Peers of Attorney Abbott recognize that he posses the highest standards in both ethical behavior and quality of his legal work for many years.  Attorney Jay M. Presser, Partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. has also held the AV® Preeminent™ rating since 1996.

The AV® Preeminent™ rating is the pinnacle of excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating™ process that is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource – Martindale-Hubbell®.

A partner since 1975, Attorney Abbott is known throughout the legal community for his work representing management in labor relations and employment-related matters, providing employment-related advice to employers, assisting clients in remaining union free, and representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He has been widely recognized as one of the country’s leading attorneys in the labor and employment field in numerous national publications.  Attorney Abbott has also been selected as a Super Lawyer and named among the Best Lawyers® in America numerous times;

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are objective indicators of lawyers’ ethical standards and professional abilities. Ratings are determined through evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada, and reflect a combination of a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating.

Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high). These areas are:

  • Legal Knowledge; Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific practice area(s)
  • Analytical Abilities; 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 Skills; Lawyer’s ability to communicate persuasively and credibly
  • Legal Experience; Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific practice area(s)

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., was recently named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News Best Lawyers.