For over 130 years, the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating has distinguished the country’s elite attorneys. Slate Stern, has been awarded the highest “AV Preeminent Rating”. Slate Stern has also been awarded the Judicial Edition AV Preeminent award from Martindale-Hubbell®’s. It is its highest available rating. Slate’s legal ability and ethical standards were evaluated by members of the bar and judiciary in a confidential assessment. The Judicial Award of the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ is especially noteworthy because it is based on the confidential opinions and recommendation of members of the judiciary familiar with Slate as a practicing attorney. The Judicial Edition award indicates that judges before whom Slate practices have given him the highest ratings available on his legal ability and ethical standards.