Florida, Fla. (October 28, 2013) – Attorneys Mark W. Clark, Nancy La Vista, David C. Prather, W. Hampton Keen and Julie H. Littky-Rubin of theFlorida law firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin have each been named a 2013 “Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™.

The recognition indicates they have achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. This rating indicates adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to practicing law.

Clark, La Vista, Prather, and Keen were each recognized for their work in the area of Personal Injury Litigation; La Vista and Prather were also honored as Top Lawyers for their work in the area of Medical Malpractice, while Littky-Rubin was recognized in the area of Appellate Practice.

Mark W. Clark, managing partner of the firm, has more than 25 years of experience specializing in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice litigation. His experience has resulted in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. Clark is a past president of the Florida Justice Association and is Board certified as a civil trial attorney by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Nancy La Vista is a Board certified civil trial attorney in the area of medical malpractice, who also specializes in products liability. She is also a critical care nurse. La Vista is currently the president of the Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

David C. Prather is a Board certified civil trial attorney, specializing in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability litigation. He currently serves on the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors, and is recognized for his trial skills and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients for nearly 20 years. He is also past president of the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association.

W. Hampton Keen concentrates his practice in the areas of products liability and catastrophic injury cases. Many of his cases involve automotive design and manufacturing defects, defective tires and vehicle rollovers. Keen has successfully litigated against almost every international automotive and tire manufacturer.

Julie H. Littky-Rubin, certified by The Florida Bar in appellate practice, heads the appellate practice at the firm. She handles appeals arising out of all areas of civil trial law and provides trial support to the firm. Littky-Rubin is often hired by other firm’s throughout Florida to assist with their appellate and complex trial support matters.