R. Dean Hartley, founding member of the Hartley Law Group, pllc, has been awarded the 2019 Judicial Edition AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. The Judicial Edition AV Preeminent award is Martindale-Hubbell®’s highest available rating. Dean’s legal ability and ethical standards were evaluated by members of the bar and judiciary in a confidential assessment. The Judicial Award of the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ is especially noteworthy because it is based on the confidential opinions and recommendation of members of the judiciary familiar with Dean as a practicing attorney. The Judicial Edition award indicates that judges before whom Dean practices have given him the highest ratings available on his legal ability and ethical standards.
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Dean has dedicated his law practice over the past 39 years to the prosecution of products liability cases on behalf of injured folks — especially those who have developed a harmful response to toxic exposures. He has been the chair or co-chair of the American Association for Justice’s Benzene/Leukemia Litigation Group since 1998. His practice emphasizes workers exposed to solvents and development of cancers and blood diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.