Michael R. Puhl, a lawyer based in McKinney whose primary area of practice is Family Law, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis®, has confirmed Puhl still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 2002.

For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up a lawyer's rating on lawyers.com or martindale.com. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary.

Puhl on the recognition: "The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world. It used to be a sort of secret among attorneys who used the rating as a first screen when they needed to hire a lawyer they did not personally know. Now, thanks to the Internet, the Rating is a great way for anyone – lawyers or lay people – to use to screen lawyers. I am thankful to my peers who nominated me for this distinction, and proud to have earned this, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating."

Puhl is the managing attorney in the firm of Puhl, Berbarie & Hewett located in the historic district of McKinney.

As a result of this honor, American Registry LLC, has added Puhl to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence. For more information, search The Registry at americanregistry.com.

You can read more about Puhl and his practice at myfamilylawyer.net.


This press release was written by American Registry LLC, with approval by Martindale-Hubbell as well as approval and/or contributions from Michael R. Puhl.