AV Preeminent Rating

Tampa Lawyer Receives Highest Rating: AV Preeminent Rated

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Tampa, FL – Attorney Lori D. Palmieri was awarded the very highest rating of  AV® Preeminent™  by Martindale-Hubbell. This is quite an honor, and she would like to thank all of her attorney and judicial colleagues for their many superlative reviews.

The Peer Review reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating, and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

What is the Martindale-Hubbell Rating?

The Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating is THE standard within the legal industry for ranking a lawyer’s ability and ethics. It is important to look for because the rating is based on reviews by other lawyers and judges that have worked with, and know the lawyer.

Lawyers are ranked by judges and other local attorneys in the areas of professionalism and ability. Only attorneys who are found to have the very highest professional legal ethics are allowed to proceed to the second portion of the rating.

Part two of the process is a review of the lawyer’s legal abilities. Lawyers are rated on a scale of 1 (lowest) – 5 (highest) based on five performance areas:

  • Legal knowledge
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Judgment
  • Communication ability
  • Legal experience

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating is awarded as follows (highest rating to lowest):

  • AV® Preeminent™ (4.5-5.0) – An AV® certification mark 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.
  • BV® Distinguished™ (3.0-4.4) – The BV® certification mark is an excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition.
  • Rated (1.0-2.9) – The Peer Review Rated designation demonstrates that the lawyer has met the very high criteria of General Ethical Standing.

If an attorney is less than AV Preeminent Rated, or is not rated at all, please consider this very carefully when selecting your lawyer.


Lori D. Palmieri, PA is an AV Preeminent Rated, Tampa Bay area criminal defense law firm with over 25 years of practice, including 12 years as a prosecutor. Ms. Palmieri has handled thousands of cases and conducted more than 80 jury trials, and specializes in defending all Florida State and US Federal criminal matters.

Ratings and Reviews

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

FL Bar Board Certified

Former Prosecutor