In 2011, Jim McKenzie was honored by Martindale Hubbell/Lawyers.com for having maintained an “AV” rating for highest or “pre-eminent” legal skills and ethical standards for thirty consecutive years (1980-2010). He continues to achieve that consistent “AV” rating. The significance of the “AV” Rating by Martindale.com and Lawyers.com is described as follows: “The AV preeminent [rating] is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” www.martindale.com/products-services-peer-review-rating. (Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com are the national legal locator and ranking service). Atlanta native and a Gwinnett county resident for over 26 years, Jim McKenzie graduated “Magna cum laude” from the University Of Georgia, in 1973; and graduated “cum laude” from the University of Georgia School Of Law in 1976; was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, scholastic honorary society in 1973, and served as the Managing Editor of the Georgia Law Review for 1975-1976. (See more in Attorney Profile).