EDWARDSVILLE – Edwardsville attorney Ron E. Foster of Walton Telkin Foster has received the AV preeminent recognition of Martindale Hubbell award, presented in recognition of the highest ethical standards and legal abilities.

Only five percent of attorneys nationwide have been presented with the honor.


“Recognition is always humbling, but it’s especially so when it comes from my peers in the legal profession,” Foster stated in a press release. “I’m grateful for the award.”

The rating of “AV preeminent” is the highest achievement an attorney can attain through the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. The program’s rating of attorneys nationally has been called “the gold standard” by Martindale.com for its picking of outstanding attorneys. The ratings service has been judging the performances of attorneys for over 100 years.

His law partner Troy Walton said in a written statement that Foster’s integrity and ability are recognized by the award.

“All of us at the firm are proud of Ron for being recognized by his peers,” Walton said.

Foster's colleagues noted his ability to win court cases for his clients. In one case he secured $350,000 for a client injured in a workplace accident in Coulterville, Ill. His client also received $333,000 for lost wages and medical bills, totaling more than $800,000 with an agreement from the plaintiff's employer to pay his future medical bills.

Foster was also honored as a member of the “Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum,” a compilation of top attorneys in the U.S. In 2016 he earned the “10 Best” award for client satisfaction from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as well as the "Leading Lawyer" designation.

As part of his Martindale Hubbell award Foster will be listed in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, a comprehensive listing of the best lawyers, which is used to connect attorneys across the country.

A resident of Glen Carbon, Foster is married and has three children. He has been an active volunteer in his community and has served as past president of the Madison County Bar Association, chairman of the Edwardsville Township Democratic organization and as past president of the Edwardsville Democratic Club.

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