Need a good attorney? Central Ohio has plenty to choose from, in a wide variety of practice areas.

When looking to compile a list of some of the region's best attorneys, Columbus C.E.O. turned to a long-trusted legal resource: Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings.

For this third edition of Top Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell provided a list of local attorneys who have attained "AV" ratings--the highest available. The rating is given only to attorneys who have at least 10 years in practice, and who fulfill a variety of other criteria.

Almost 1,250 lawyers in Franklin and contiguous counties are AV Peer Review Rated. The entire list, as provided by Martindale-Hubbell, appears in our April issue--along with Q&A profiles of seven attorneys.

For more information about Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings or the listed attorneys, visit www.lawyers.com.