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Jo Ellen Whitney Receives AV ­ Preeminent Rating - August 17, 2012

Davis Brown senior shareholder Jo Ellen Whitney has received the AV® Preeminent™ rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®. Earned through a rigorous peer review process, the rating is awarded to less than 10 percent of the lawyers in the country and is a testament to the fact that peers rank a lawyer at the highest level of professional excellence. Currently, 35 Davis Brown attorneys have obtained an AV rating.


The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. Reviewers are asked to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.


Jo is chair of the firm's Employment and Labor Relations Department, she has a general practice in, but not limited to, the areas of employment and labor law, health law, privacy and fair housing. Jo also handles a variety of issues ranging from business planning and contracts, representation before administrative agencies such as the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, the EEOC and local Human Rights Commissions, as well as state and federal court.