Theodore A. Schwartz, a lawyer based in Philadelphia, PA whose primary area of practice is Medical Malpractice, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis®, has confirmed that attorney Theodore A. Schwartz 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 1994. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130201/DC52825) 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. Congratulations go to Theodore A. Schwartz who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Theodore A. Schwartz commented 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." About Theodore A. Schwartz:a short profile by and about the honoree: Mr. Schwartz is Past President of the Pa. Association for Justice (formerly the Pa. Trial Lawyers Association) and The Civil Justice Foundation. He has lectured extensively in the area of Medical Negligence Law, both to attorneys and physicians, and has been honored by his colleagues with several awards. He has obtained several million dollar plus verdicts and settlements on behalf of the injured victims whom he has represented during his forty plus year career.