Awards & Recognition

Preeminent AV Rating

Not only has our firm earned the good regard of our clients; we have also earned the accolades of our peers. The firm and both of our partners have achieved AV rated status by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. We have been rated “Very High” in Ethical Standards and have achieved the level of AV Preeminent® in Legal Ability.

Ethical Standards refers to our professional standards of conduct: how we discharge our professional responsibilities, how reliable and diligent we are, and how well we adhere to the standards and ethics of our professions.
The Legal Ability standard is rated based on our performance in five key areas: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Judgment, Communication, Ability, and Legal Experience. They are graded on a 1-5 scale (1 being the lowest, 5 the highest) and averaged. Our firm has reached the AV Preeminent® level (4.5-5.0). “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.”

Top 10 by Leading Lawyers Network

In addition to our AV Preeminent® rating, we were also honored in the 2012 publication of Leading Lawyers Network Magazine – Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition. That issue included a list of the Top Ten Real Estate Tax Attorneys. Attorney Donald T. Rubin of Rubin & Associates, LLC was ranked as #6 in the State of Illinois.