Edward J. Peterson was awarded the "AV Peer Review - Preeminent Lawyer" rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory in July, 2010. Martindale-Hubbell has published ratings of lawyers continuously since 1868. The AV Peer Review Rating identifies lawyers with "very high to preeminent" legal ability and "very high" ethical standards. It is the highest rating issued by Martindale-Hubbell, which also identifies those AV-rated lawyers who are regarded as preeminent in the profession. The firm has been rated "AV" since its inception in 1974. Martindale-Hubbell's ratings are derived from interviews with members of the bar and the judiciary. The ratings reflect a lawyer’s expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. Mr. Peterson joins twelve other lawyers at Stichter, Riedel who have also been awarded the "AV - Preeminent Lawyer" rating.