(Charleston, SC) – Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes P.A. announced it has received notification from Martindale-Hubbell that Jesse Kirchner has received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM.
Kirchner was given an AV rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and distinguished legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
Kirchner practices civil litigation with a focus on construction litigation and insurance coverage litigation. Prior to joining Thurmond, Kirchner & Timbes, P.A., Kirchner practiced as an associate attorney with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. on the construction defect litigation team. Kirchner, who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina, received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in the top five percent of his law school class.
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