The Rating of Lawyers

March 20, 2020
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People understand now that picking a lawyer should not be based on who has the best repeated TV commercials.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a rating system where other lawyers actually secretly rated the lawyer you’re considering?

There is.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings allow attorneys to complete anonymous peer reviews where they rate fellow lawyers on a 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) scale in five categories: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience. Attorneys also answer whether or not they believe the lawyer they are reviewing has very high ethical standards.


Review Rating Levels

As attorneys receive peer reviews, they can qualify for one of three prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:

  • AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of the lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
  • Distinguished: An excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. This rating indicates the attorney is widely respected by their peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards.
  • Notable: This rating indicates that the lawyer has been recognized by a large number of their peers for strong ethical standards.

Other Review Sites For Attoneys

There are other reviewing services and listing services that may also be helpful. These include Midsouth SuperLawyers, Avvo ratings, Google star ratings, Facebook, etc.

Ultimately, the guy who helped your sister-in-law with her divorce is not probably be the ideal person to help with your motorcycle accident. The one who got your uncle out of that jam in his business is probably not the one that will handle your Social Security case.

Lawyers are focused on categories of law but we don’t have special names for it like doctors do. Because we know we would not go to a foot doctor and ask him to do open-heart surgery. Similarly, a real estate lawyer is not necessarily an expert in uninsured motorist law.

But in someone’s field, when the lawyer is considered preeminent you should have someone that is well thought of and competent.

Mr. Peel seeks justice for those injured in truck, motorcycle, and car crashes. He often addresses churches, clubs and groups without charge. Mr. Peel may be reached through wherein other articles may be accessed.

Mr. Peel and his staff are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The environment was inviting and not intimidating in the least. They make you feel like they truly care about you and your case. Mr. Peel answered any questions I had without making me feel like a burden or a dummy. I would definitely recommend him for your personal injury law needs.
Rachel M.
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