Martindale Rating

ELSM has consistently earned a Preeminent AV rating, the highest rating of legal ability and legal ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, the most respected organization that rates lawyers.

For the last 100 years, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory has provided the most authoritative information for the legal profession, worldwide. Martindale's Peer Review Ratings play an important role in this service to the legal community. Peer Review Ratings help attest to a lawyer's professional ethics and legal ability, and reflect confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. The Martindale-Hubbell Ratings provide an independent review of lawyers to aid buyers of legal services in choosing the right lawyer for their legal needs.

James F. Early, lead partner of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, has consistently been awarded the highest accolade from Martindale-Hubbell; a Preeminent AV rating. This rating is based on an extensive, confidential review conducted among the legal profession in his community. The AV rating signifies that the firm’s legal abilities are of the very highest standard, that professional ethics are unquestioned and confirms the status Attorney Early has achieved as a highly respected, ethical member of the Bar.

Martindale-Hubbell has gone to considerable lengths to confirm the validity of his rating. To maintain the accuracy of this rating, periodic reevaluations are conducted. For more information about this rating system, please visit the Martindale-Hubbell web site.

Other ELSM Accolades

Our experience representing mesothelioma victims and their families spans over four decades and our attorneys have been recognized as some of the best in the country. In addition to Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating, we are also recognized as a National, Tier 1 ranked law firm in mass tort litigation with U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms. Additionally, our lawyers have earned some of the highest accolades in the industry.

James F. Early, the firm’s lead partner was recognized as a prominent leader in asbestos litigation in the February 27, 2012 edition of Newsweek featuring "Leaders in Asbestos Law". Several other attorneys in the firm have been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers rating publications. These publications, recognized industry-wide for accuracy and integrity, acknowledge lawyers that have consistent track records of success in asbestos litigation. The firm has also earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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Request a Free Evaluation now if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The evaluation will cost you nothing. Our lawyers will travel to visit you at your convenience or conference call with you over the phone. We understand how difficult a time this is for you and will assist in any way that we can. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-336-0086 at any time.