R.A.V.E. Award

Stone | Dean has some of the finest legal assistants and support staff in the legal field. The Firm honors our best and brightest with the R.A.V.E. Award (Recognition Award for our Valued Employees) which we give on a quarterly basis.

The recipient must demonstrate an impeccable work performance record, a high degree of compassion and team play, as well as consistently being a great performer for the Firm. The recipient should be a very engaged employee with a positive attitude and willing to assist others. He or she should not only be a skilled and competent worker, but also highly committed to doing the best job he/she possibly can. The recipient should spend time and energy helping others to create a respectful, fun, creative and overall positive working environment for themselves and their team members.

The process of selecting our R.A.V.E. recipient is a combination of objective and subjective criteria, but is primarily based on peer review and nominations. The Firm asks our staff members to nominate those persons based on our Core Values. Attorneys are also asked to nominate staff members. In addition to the nominations, the recipient must have scored high on an anonymous survey given to employees, including our attorneys.

2019 Q1 Winner: Nydia Martinez

Our 2019 Q1 winner is Nydia Martinez , who works primarily with partner Gregg Garfinkel, of counsel attorney Tim Ceperley and associates Amy Lewis and Kori Macksoud.

It is no surprise that Nydia was this year’s first winner with SIX nominations from her peers and attorneys—it was because of her consistent and enthusiastic adherence to the Firm’s Core Values, especially with regard to “Positivity” and “Teamwork.”

Here are some of the things that Nydia’s peers said about her:

“Nydia is quietly consistent and wholly reliable, is cheerful and gets along with everyone. She has a strong serenity about her, coupled with complete competence. Quite a combo!”

“Nydia is a true team player who always exhibits a positive attitude and creates a positive environment for all. She has an even keeled demeanor who consistently produces excellent work product.”

“Nydia consistently shows leadership by taking initiative to correct or address things that may have been missed by others. She always has a smile on her face, is always willing to help and assist others, and takes initiative.”

“Nydia genuinely cares that the product she prepares is the highest quality. She leads by example.”

Thank you, Nydia!! From all of us at Stone | Dean, we are honored and privileged to work with you!!!