Thomas W. Shumate IV received an "AV Preeminent" ranking by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings in the areas of labor and employment, litigation, and torts. These ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary. His peers ranked him at the highest level of professional standards of conduct and ethics. They also ranked him at the highest level of legal ability based on his performance in the areas of: (1) legal knowledge, (2) analytical capabilities, (3) judgment, (4) communication ability, and (5) legal experience.
Some of the comments made by Tom's peers include:
- Tom is extremely knowledgeable, hard-working, and prepared. He is committed to serving his clients' best interests. He fairly evaluates cases and works towards a positive resolution for everyone involved. He is professional and ethical.
- I have known Tom for many years. Tom always exhibits the best qualities of a top lawyer.
- Thomas is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable and a hard worker.
- A most diligent and knowledgeable lawyer.