Martindale-Hubbell(r) Client Review Ratings(tm) display reviews submitted by individuals who have either hired or consulted the lawyers or law firms.
The Client Review Score is determined by the sum of valid reviews. Reviewers can be individuals who have spoke with the lawyer or law firm or have hired the lawyer or law firm, and wish to speak about their experience with this law firm or attorney to prospective customers. The reviewers could be any person who hires or consults with an attorney, including counsel in-house CEOs of companies, small-business owners and private people.
Martindale-Hubbell verifies the reviewer as an individual with an email address that is valid. For the review procedure, the reviewer must prove that they’ve attended one-on-one consultation with the lawyer, and have a current client, or are a customer of the attorney or law firm that they are identifying, however Martindale-Hubbell can’t confirm the attorney/client relationship, as the relationship is usually private. The material in responses are entirely those of reviews.
The results of previous reviews do not warrant an identical outcome. Martindale-Hubbell does not take responsibility in the accuracy or content of reviews. More information about Martindale-Hubbell Client Review ratings, please go to the Client Review Page
Martindale-Hubbell(r) Peer Review Ratings(tm) are the gold standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. The ratings show that attorneys are highly regarded by peers due to their ethics and competence in a particular field of expertise.
Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings process is the gold standard because of its impartiality and thoroughness. The lawyers who are contacted for peer reviews comprise both lawyers who are selected by the attorney to be examined and independent lawyers selected by Martindale-Hubbell. Each reviewer is verified as attorneys by using Martindale-Hubbell’s comprehensive database of attorneys. Attorneys who have been practicing for more than three years, and who have received a significant amount of positive reviews from attorneys who are not affiliated with Martindale-Hubbell are eligible to earn the Rating.
What are the various Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings?*
*AV Preeminent(r):The highest quality of peer ratings. This means that many of lawyers’ peers rate them at the top of their professional excellence in terms of their legal expertise, their communication abilities and ethical standards.
* Highly regarded:An excellent rating for an experienced lawyer. This means that the attorney is highly regarded by their peers due to their high level of professional accomplishment and ethical guidelines.
*Notable:This rating indicates that the lawyer is regarded by many of their colleagues for having high ethics.
Lawyers who received peer reviews following 2009 will be able to display more in-depth details, such as practice areas and summary ratings, as well as specific numeric ratings, and written feedback (if there is any). The details of individual reviews that were received before 2009 will not be displayed.
Attorneys who have received reviews from their colleagues, however there isn’t enough for establishing a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, will see those reviews displayed on our sites.
To learn more about Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings(tm), you can visit Martindale.com’s Ratings Page at Martindale.com and also our FAQ Questions
Review and rating are comments of people who had a conversation with an attorney on the issue (but might not have actually hired the lawyer) or those who employed an attorney in the past or as a client, and then provided feedback on our website, Avvo.com.