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Garden City, NY (March 8, 2013) —Thomas E. Stagg, whose primary area of practice is Litigation and Appeals, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Martindale-Hubbell, a division of LexisNexis®, has confirmed that attorney Thomas E. Stagg still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 2003.

For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up a lawyer's rating on or The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers - members of the bar and the judiciary. Congratulations go to Thomas E. Stagg who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Thomas E. Stagg commented on the recognition: "The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world. It used to be a sort of secret among attorneys who used the rating as a first screen when they needed to hire a lawyer they did not personally know. Now, thanks to the Internet, the Rating is a great way for anyone — lawyers or lay people - to use to screen lawyers. I am thankful to my peers who nominated me for this distinction and proud to have earned this, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating."

Thomas is the managing partner at Stagg Wabnik Law Group and has achieved an AV Preeminent Rating for ten consecutive years. He focuses his practice on commercial, general and appellate litigation and represents clients in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as in Connecticut federal court. He has argued before New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, on behalf of international banking clients and has been selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer. Thomas has completed advanced commercial mediation training and is a member of federal and state mediation panels.

As a result of this honor, American Registry LLC, has added Thomas E. Stagg to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence. For more information, search The Registry™ at

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