Criminal Defense Attorney Christopher Parkhurst awarded prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating

California criminal defense attorney Christopher Parkhurst recently announced that he has been awarded the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating for Legal Ability and Ethics for calendar year 2017. This is not the first time that Parkhurst has received this award. 

This year’s award follows previous awards bestowed by peers in 2015 and 2016, and a designation by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of California.  This particular Martindale Hubbell award can only be obtained by receiving near perfect scores in each of the following categories of professional development:  Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Abilities, and Legal Experience.  Parkhurst, licensed in California since 1999, has successfully defended clients facing the following types of charges:  driving under the influence, domestic violence, drug charges, theft, violent crimes, traffic violations, probation violations, sex crimes and more.

The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 Rating is reserved for attorneys who have achieved the highest level of skill in their practice area and who practice with the highest level of ethics.  To receive it, an attorney must receive the highest marks, as rated by peers in the legal community, in the categories of legal skills and ethics.

In addition to the professional awards and recognition, Parkhurst sets himself apart by his unique awareness of the human aspects of his profession. More than simply mastering the law, Parkhurst acknowledges that, “In every case I begin strategizing by reflecting on the human elements at play in the case.  On one hand, I have my client who — despite the charges he or she may be facing — is a human being with a story and a background that must be factored into their legal situation.  On the other side, the district attorney prosecuting the case, is also a human with a viewpoint, biases and passions that must be anticipated to determine how to best approach the case.  Each counterpart I deal with will have a human emotional response to my client’s case, which must be anticipated and factored into my analysis, for me to succeed in my representation of my client.”

Other attorneys who work with Parkhurst recognize that his social awareness makes him unique among his peers.  Local Sacramento DUI attorney Steven Schofield states about Parkhurst.  “I have never met another criminal lawyer who so effectively considers the background of his clients and the District Attorneys in formulating defenses.  Again and again, I have seen Chris get his clients out of tight spots by bringing to light their humanity in such a way that the district attorney becomes inclined to be more merciful than they might otherwise have intended to be.  He is a master, and I am honored to work alongside him.  Moreover, I have assisted many of my own clients by emulating techniques learned from Chris Parkhurst”

About The Law Office of Christopher Parkhurst

The Law Office of Christopher Parkhurst is a Sacramento-based law firm, led by AV Rated and AVVO “Superb” rated Attorney Christopher Parkhurst. In addition to Mr. Parkhurst, the law firm consists of a hand-picked team of experienced and dedicated Criminal Defense and DUI attorneys, committed to the highest levels of expertise in the field of criminal defense and focused on superb customer relations.  They have offices conveniently located in Sacramento and Roseville, California. The firm serves clients in the following Northern California counties:  Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo, Amado, Nevada, Sutter, Yuba, San Joaquin, Butte, Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, and more.

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City: Sacramento
State: CA 95814
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