The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on no less than 30 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary after being provided confidential questionnaires. Members of the Bar and the Judiciary are provided confidential questionnaires to assess their colleague’s legal ability and general ethical standards without the lawyer that is being rated knowing who is rating him. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is the gold standard of lawyer ratings that has been used for more than 100 years. The AV Peer Review Rating that Slate Stern has earned is indicative that he has reached the height of professional excellence as rated anonymously by his peers. He is recognized by his peers for the highest levels of skill and integrity.