Bradenton-Sarasota, FL – Blalock Walters today announced it has received notification from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell that Lisbeth P. Bruce has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.  Bruce was given an “AV” rating from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive Peer Review Ratings™ based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.  Bruce’s law practice focuses primarily on real estate related transactions and real estate development.  She represents individuals and companies in purchasing, selling, leasing, and developing real estate.  She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from University of Miami School of Law in 1992.

“Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating,” said Mike Walsh, President and CEO, U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis. “The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have remained the most prestigious and widely respected lawyer rating system in the world for over a hundred years.”

Bruce is married to attorney Eric Bruce of Heintz & Becker, P.A.  The Bruces’ are proud parents of two teenage children, Steven and Valerie.

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