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At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we are proud to announce that Columbus Criminal Attorney Jon J. Saia, one of the founding members of our law firm, has yet again received an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. This is the top rating available among the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, signifying that the attorney’s professional peers have found him to have top-rate levels of general ethical standards and legal ability. Attorney Saia’s recent AV® Rating is for the year of 2014. His rating is based on his overall score of 5.0 out of 5.0, which he received in the practice areas of Criminal Law, General Practice, and Aged and Aging, according to his Martindale.com profile.

Here are the three different Peer Review Ratings™ that are made available by Martindale-Hubbell®, according to the website of the well-respected lawyer rating service:

  • AV Preeminent®–overall score of 4.5-5.0
  • BV Distinguished®–overall score of 3.0-4.4
  • Rated–overall score of 1.0-2.9

In the peer review process, an attorneys’ professional peers (members of the bar and judiciary) must first evaluate the legal professional’s level of general ethical standards. An attorney passes this phase of evaluation if, and only if, he or she is rated as having ethical standards that are “very high.” Those who pass are then evaluated based on legal ability–specifically in the areas of analytical capabilities, communication ability, judgment, legal experience and legal knowledge. Attorney Saia received scores of 5.0 in each of these categories, which allowed him to secure his 5.0/5.0 AV® Rating.

Attorney Saia is a seasoned lawyer who focuses his practice mainly on OVI defense, though it is also very common for him to handle general criminal defense cases and traffic offense cases. The lawyer, who has more than 23 years of legal experience, has also received other professional honors, including being featured on the cover of the Ohio & Kentucky 2014 issue Super Lawyers® Magazine and being listed in Super Lawyers® from 2007 though 2014.

In addition to Attorney Saia, our law firm also has many other highly talented attorneys who can provide strong legal counsel in various practice areas. These areas include criminal defense, OVI defense, family law and estate planning. Contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt today!