Clearwater injury lawyer
Mark Roman of Roman & Gaynor of Clearwater, FL, receives a high AV rating from
the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell.
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of their above average ability and unquestionable ethics.The BV® is
an excellent rating for an attorney with more experience. An AV® rating
is a significant accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's
peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
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