What Does it Mean to Receive an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell? On behalf of Vance & Larson Law Firm posted in Injuries on Friday, January 13, 2017. Do you need a personal injury or workers compensation lawyer? If so, do you know what qualifications you should look for in the ideal candidate? In addition to experience, the attorney you hire should be knowledgeable and have an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.