The law firm of Saalfield Shad is pleased to announce that Susan M. Bird and has received the AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell legal rating service.

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.

We are extremely pleased that Susan has been recognized by her peers for legal talent and experience, said managing shareholder, Richard Stoudemire. As an AV rated firm, we pride ourselves on bringing the highest level of legal acumen and client service to each matter.

Bird is a partner in the firms litigation department and focuses her practice on medical malpractice, nursing home defense and administrative law. She defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care professionals in civil cases and before regulatory and licensure boards. Bird is also a licensed registered nurse in Florida and worked for many years in the nursing profession both in clinical and administrative areas prior to entering the practice of law.