For more than a century, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for authoritative information on the legal profession. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings play an integral role in this service to the legal community. The ratings are invaluable when evaluating a lawyer. Whether choosing between two equally qualified candidates or looking for counsel in another jurisdiction, lawyers and consumers need to have confidence in the individual under consideration.
Using these ratings, they can select counsel with superior ethics, as well as the desired level of professional experience. The Peer Review Ratings attest to the a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are established by lawyers. The legal community respects the accuracy of ratings because it knows that its own members -- the people best suited to assess their peers -- are directly involved in the process.
AV Peer Review Rating -- An AV certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for ten years or more to receive an AV rating.