WAYNE, PA, March 08, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M. 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 2006.
2019 Preeminent – Philadelphia News Journal – Ratings
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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 John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M. who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M. 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 John B. Whalen, Jr., J.D., LL.M.: a short profile by and about the honoree:
John B. Whalen, Jr., JD., LL.M., (Attorney and Counselor at Law,) is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent 5.0 and Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb (obtaining over 95 client reviews and peer endorsements).
Mr. Whalen is the recipient of the Legum Magister Post-Doctorate Degree (LL.M.) in Taxation (from the Villanova University School of Law), a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, from the Widener University School of Law), and a recipient of the ABA-BNA Law Award for Academic Excellence (from the Widener University School of Law).
Mr. Whalen concentrates his legal practice solely in all areas of Pa Estate Law, including Pa Probate, Pa Estate Planning, Pa Estate Settlement, and Pa Estate Taxation.
In light of Mr. Whalen’s 3 decade decorated career, accolades, and thousands of client reviews, Mr. Whalen still provides a very brief free initial consultation, but commands a one hour ($450.00) flat fee to provide any further legal advice. Mr. Whalen’s practice still provides his legal services seven (7) days per week, including all evenings, weekends, and holidays.