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
As one of the legal industry’s oldest and most prestigious legal
ranking organizations, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™,
the gold standard in attorney ratings, have recognized lawyers for their
strong legal ability and high ethical standards for more than a century.
Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching
lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate
and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue.
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.