John D. Ayers receives AV Preeminent® rating from the distinguished legal directory Martindale-Hubbell®. LexisNexis surveys lawyers in similar areas of practice to assess their colleagues’ ethical standards and legal abilities. Lawyers are rated on a numerical scale in five key areas: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability, and Legal Experience. AV Preeminent® is the highest rating a lawyer can receive. John Joins Marks & Harrison, attorneys James A. McCauley and John C. Shea who are also rated AV Preeminent®.