Fresno law firm makes distinguished list

Baker Manock & Jensen was founded in 1903Baker Manock & Jensen was founded in 1903Fresno law firm Baker Manock & Jensen was named a 2012 Fortune Top Ranked Law Firm by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

The designation is an indicator of a law firm's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada, according to LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell.

The consumer market rating companies collaborate each year to produce the list, which aims to help those searching for legal services find reliable firms with experienced, ethical attorneys.

Baker Manock & Jensen, founded in 1903, has 40 attorneys specializing in everything from agribusiness and construction law to personal injury and intellectual property.

The firm was rated 3.3 out of 5 points and 4.6 out of 5 points by its legal peers in Martindale-Hubbel's rating system.

No other local firms were included in the Fortune Top Ranked Law Firm list in 2012. Throughout California, 68 firms were recognized.

Of the 254,000 U.S. law firms reviewed, only 1,000 have achieved the status. Recognition is based on firms with 21 or more attorneys in which 1 in 3 of their lawyers achieved AV Preeminent Peer Review rating, the highest peer review rating available.