Douglas F. Welebir, a lawyer based in Redlands, CA whose primary area of practice is Plaintiffs Personal Injury, has earned the AV Preeminent ® rating from Martindale-Hubbell ®REDLANDS, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis ®, has confirmed that attorney Douglas F. Welebirstill 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 1985. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130204/DC53803) 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 Douglas F. Welebirwho has achieved the AV Preeminent ® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell ®. Douglas F. Welebircommented 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 Douglas F. Welebir:a short profile by and about the honoree: Since Mr. Welebir founded his firm in 1973 it has been committed to representing people, individuals who have been injured by the actions, negligence and conduct of others, including: trucking companies, product manufacturers, drivers, governmental agencies, animal owners, insurance companies, medical device designers and producers. Each injured person receives personal attention and their case is prepared with expertise so that it is always ready to be tried if it cannot be resolved. Welebir Tierney & Weck, APLC is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one The Best Law Firms in America.