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Mr. Devereaux is an AV rated attorney and is one of the Preeminent Attorneys in America as recognized by the number one attorney rating service in the world. He has been a Preeminent Attorney in America since 1998 and continues to be so recognized.

Martindale-Hubbell certified Michael J. Devereaux as a Preeminent Attorney in America based on the highest legal ability and highest ethical ratings that can be awarded an attorney.

About This Rating

CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-HubbellSM certification procedure standards and policies.

Martindale-HubbellSM is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-HubbleSM ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Legal Ability ratings are:

C Good to High

B High to Very High

A Very High to Preeminent

There is one General Ethical Standard rating- “V” or “Very High”- and an attorney must receive it in order to be rated.

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