Attorney Kelly George Maintains Top Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating

by | Aug 15, 2014 | Firm News

Attorney Kelly A. George

Kelly A. George, a partner here at Burch, George & Germany, P.C., has been reaffirmed as worthy of an AV Preeminent® rating by the Martindale-Hubble rating service.

Mr. George and his colleagues particularly value the Martindale-Hubble rating because it is based on reviews from fellow lawyers and other members of the bar and the judiciary. AV Preeminent, the top rating available, means an attorney’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

“I am gratified that my colleagues in the legal community trust in me and recognize me as having the ethical standards and legal abilities that make me worthy of this high rating,” Mr. George said.

Attorneys Derek K. Burch and James A. Scimeca of Burch, George & Germany have also earned the AV Preeminent rating.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ initially consider a lawyer’s General Ethical Standards. Only those who meet “very high” ethical criteria are then rated on their Legal Ability.

A lawyer’s legal ability is graded on a scale of 1 to 5 in five areas:

  • Legal Knowledge – familiarity with the laws governing the lawyer’s specific area of practice(s).
  • Analytical Capabilities – creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge.
  • Judgment – demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.
  • Communication Ability – capability to communicate persuasively and credibly.
  • Legal Experience – degree of experience in the lawyer’s specific area of practice(s).

An AV Preeminent rating requires an overall score of 4.5 to 5.0.

The Martindale-Hubbell directory, which is available to the public and searchable, contains profiles for more than 1 million lawyers and firms in the United States.

An Oklahoma native, Kelly George obtained his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1989. He worked in general practice for several years before re-connecting with law-school friend Derek K. Burch to establish the personal injury law firm of Burch & George in 1997.

DeeAnn L. Germany became a partner in Burch, George & Germany, P.C, in 2011.

When he’s not practicing law or keeping up the family farm for his retired father, Mr. George enjoys spending time with his wife and their three teenage children.