Criminal Defense Lawyer in Okaloosa County

Attorney Ashley Herndon Receives Top 2018 Martindale-Hubbell® Award

We at Dewrell & Herndon are excited to announce that our very own Attorney Ashley Herndon has been awarded a 2018 Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the peer-rated honor awarded to lawyers with superb legal ability and distinguished professional excellence. It is the highest of three awards issued by Martindale-Hubbell® and is largely dependent on the attorney’s peer reviews.

The awards issued by Martindale-Hubbell® are ranked as:

  • Notable®
  • Distinguished®
  • AV Preeminent®

In order to receive an AV Preeminent® rating, the attorney must be nominated, reviewed, and selected based on their ethics, communication skills, professional excellence, and a variety of other qualifying characteristics. AV Preeminent® nominees must achieve not only the Notable® and Distinguished® achievement ethical and professional standards, but also exhibit legal excellence among their peers. Only 10% of attorneys listed on the Martindale-Hubbell® site are awarded the AV Preeminent® rating, and we’re proud to say that Attorney Herndon is one of them.

More About Attorney Herndon’s Achievements

Attorney Ashley Herndon has been 100% devoted to litigation since she began practicing law in 2001. She is a member of the Florida Bar, a former member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Okaloosa Chapter, and the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the First Judicial Circuit. She was also a former President of the Okaloosa Walton County Bar Association. After acting as a prosecutor, she found her passion for defending the Constitutional Rights of those she represents through numerous fields of criminal defense law. She has represented her clients in a variety of criminal law cases – such as DUI, burglary, robbery, and manslaughter – throughout her years of experience, including 80 trials taken to verdict.

When you need to shield yourself from a criminal defense accusation, you should look for an attorney who has earned an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, like Ashley Herndon. To find out more, or to get in touch with our Okaloosa County criminal defense attorneys, contact Dewrell & Herndon. Our accomplished lawyers are ready to defend you.


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