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Debra Rectenbaugh Pettit Receives AV ­ Preeminent Rating - October 24, 2012

Davis Brown shareholder and trial attorney Debra Rectenbaugh Pettit 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, 36 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.


Debra is a past chair of the Litigation Division and is the current chair of the Construction Contracts and Litigation Law Department. Her practice encompasses general civil litigation matters, and her focus is defending insurance claims and preventing and resolving business and construction disputes.