Martindale-Hubbell ® Award Announcement

October 30th, 2018 by Tad Nelson in Firm Announcements

For the fifth consecutive year, Attorney Tad A. Nelson has received the Martindale-Hubbell ® AV Preeminent rating. AV peer-review ratings are considered to be the gold standard in attorney ratings, and we are honored.

The Martindale-Hubbell ® Rating – What Does It Mean?

According to, the Martindale-Hubbell ® Peer-Review Ratings ™ are designed to recognize a lawyer for their “strong legal ability and high ethical standards.”

An attorney who goes through the peer-review rating process may qualify for one of three different prestigious ratings: AV Preeminent, distinguished, or notable. While each of the three is indicative of an attorney who has been recognized by their peers as a star or leader in their field, and who maintains high standards in their work, AV Preeminent is by far the most esteemed of the award types. Indeed, in order to receive a Martindale-Hubbell ® rating of AV Preeminent, the lawyer must be ranked by a large number of their peers as having achieved a high level of communication skills, professional excellence, and ethical standards. The rating is not given without just cause and thorough consideration.

How the Process Works

The process of getting a Martindale-Hubbell ® rating begins with submitting a form listing attorney references for the sake of accumulating peer reviews. In order to submit the form asking for references, an attorney must be practicing in the United States or Canada, have a profile on, and maintain bar membership for at least three years. The references that an attorney submits must also be practicing attorneys themselves or sitting judges, and must also be within the Martindale-Hubbell ® database.

How quickly an attorney is able to receive a rating is dependent upon numerous factors, including how long it takes for attorney references to complete the review of the individual attorney. Of course, some attorneys who ask for peer reviews may not get the responses they are hoping for.

Attorney Tad Nelson Continues to Strive for Excellence

The AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell ® is a reflection of Tad’s commitment to excellence and maintenance of the highest of standards. Not only does Tad employ a high level of legal practices during his cases, but he also focuses on a human element of legal work too: relating to the client, making sure the client feels understood and comfortable, and working for the client as he would a member of his own family. His compassion for his clients and his passion for justice are two of the defining characteristics that set him apart from other attorneys.

Learn More About the Law Offices of Tad Nelson Today

If you have a legal issue in Galveston, League City, or Houston and want a qualified, committed attorney handling your case, contact attorney Tad Nelson today for a legal consultation. You can reach our law office by calling us at (281) 280-0100 , or sending us a message telling us more about your case. Please feel free to ask questions about your legal options and our background and experience. We look forward to serving you.

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