MELBOURNE – Florida lawyer Bradley White recently received an AV
Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the highest peer-review accolades
an attorney can receive for skill and professionalism.
Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-review ratings provide information
about an attorney’s competence based on feedback from others in the field. Ratings
are awarded based on scores from peer reviewers across multiple legal and
The AV Preeminent rating signifies that a lawyer has reached
the highest level of excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and
ethical standards. According to Brian Veeder, product manager for ratings at
Martindale-Hubbell, the company has “well over a million” attorneys listed
across the U.S. and Canada, only 10 percent of whom have achieved an AV
“You’re getting into a relatively high echelon of lawyers if
you have gotten that rating,” Veeder recently told the Florida Record.
White is a Melbourne native who pursued his undergraduate
and law degrees at Florida State University. He is also a certified public accountant and received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of
White is a senior associate at GrayRobinson’s Melbourne law
He practices in the areas of corporate law, banking and
finance, taxation and health care, among others, according to GrayRobinson’s
website. He has significant experience representing clients in complex business
transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and joint
GrayRobinson also states that White is experienced in
dealing with a variety of business and income tax planning considerations
relating to high-net-worth individuals as well as corporations, companies and
partnerships. He frequently represents clients before the Internal Revenue
As a counselor to companies and business owners, he has
offered guidance on everything from business formations, to software license
agreements, to commercial real estate issues.
As for civic work, White has been involved with the
Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida and the Economic Development
Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, according to his biography at GrayRobinson.
White’s AV Preeminent rating will signal his level of
achievement to potential clients as well as others in the field, Veeder said.
“That peer review rating system gives people information on
what other lawyers in the community think of that lawyer, and I think the
ethical piece is a very important part of that,” he said. “We see it as very
important because people come to our website who are looking for information,
maybe to hire a lawyer, or another lawyer might come to our site in terms of
double-checking on somebody before they refer them.”
Martindale-Hubbell also offers a rating system based on
White is not alone among AV Preeminent-rated attorneys at
GrayRobinson. Approximately 20 have received the rating in the past four years alone,
according to the firm’s website.
White declined to comment for this story.