AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

James Jay Cherry, a lawyer based in Sonora, CA whose primary area of practice is Real Estate, has earned the Av Preeminent® rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Sonora, CA: August 14, 2017 – Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney James Jay Cherry still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 1992.

For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can make use of this trusted rating by looking up a lawyers rating on Lawyers.com or martindale.com. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peer members of the bar and the judiciary. Congratulations go to James Jay Cherry who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

James Jay Cherry commented on the recognition:

The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world. It used to be a sort of secret among attorneys who used the rating as a first screen when they needed to hire a lawyer they did not personally know. Now, thanks to the Internet, the Rating is a great way for anyone, lawyers or lay people, to use to screen lawyers. I am thankful to my peers who nominated me for this distinction, and proud to have earned this, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating.

As a result of this honor, American Registry, LLC, has added James Jay Cherry to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence. For more information, search The Registry™ at http://www.americanregistry.com.

Certified Ho’oponopono Practitioner

Hawaii SunsetHo’ oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice primarily focused on compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Ho’ oponopono is a process of mental cleansing in which relationships are healed utilizing open discussion, listening with the intent to understand and expressing understanding, gratitude and forgiveness.

My study and certification as a Ho’ oponopono Practitioner is another step on my path to “Be Peace and Do Peace”. I know with certainty that peace starts with me. I focus daily on compassion, forgiveness and gratitude, including using the Ho’ oponopono process. All of this work helps me to be a more effective mediator, co-creating peace, and resolving conflicts of all sorts.

Update for Cherry Law Offices

I am pleased to announce that I have been appointed a Mediator for the California Association of Realtors (CAR) as a Mediation Panelist for portions of both Northern and Central California. (Please see the CAR website.)

It has been over one year since I relocated my office. Since opening, I have not made any new blog posts to my website. I have been busy working as a peacemaker and a peace builder. I am happy to report that my practice has been successful and is growing steadily. I am doing work resolving conflicts in the areas of real estate, business and collaborative family law matters. I am particularly pleased with the progress being made in the real estate and family law areas that I have chosen to focus on.

There have been a number of successful mediations I have completed resolving disputes having to do either with real estate or construction issues. I have also been practicing collaborative family law, working with both husbands and wives as well as same sex couples to co-create peace within the family, even though the parties have chosen to terminate their marriage. It has been successful and a most rewarding aspect of my practice. My clients have understood the advantages of resolving their family law disputes collaboratively, amicably and for the benefit of all members of the family, including grandparents, mates and children of the family.

As a Rotarian I have also been working as the chair of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Committees for both the Sonora Sunrise Rotary Club and our Rotary District 5220. The main project we have been working on is creating and growing a highly successful program to resolve conflict utilizing student mediators. We call the program “Mentoring Student Mediators.” It has been rewarding and extremely successful in creating peace within the schools and within the families of the students who have learned the skills of peacemaking and nonviolent communication both at school and at home.

In short, my motto is to be peace and do peace. I am pleased to report that I have made progress in both areas and I remain committed to continuing my work for as long as I am able.

A New Home for Cherry Law Offices

I am pleased to announce the relocation of Cherry Law Offices to 38 N. Washington Street, Sonora, CA. I have now focused my legal practice on helping individuals and businesses successfully resolve conflicts and settle disputes, emphasizing real estate, construction, business and family law matters. My mission is to be peace and do peace.

Cherry Mediation Center will continue to offer its mediation services as professional neutrals to the public and the California State Courts. If mediation is not an option, we also offer a fast-track arbitration process at a cost much lower than a traditional arbitration and many times less costly than the litigation process.

Please contact us for further information about any of our legal services.

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