Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings combine very high general ethic standings with legal ability numerical ratings to provide those seeking legal services with a ranking system that can help them identify top-quality legal professionals. Attorneys are first judged based on their adherence to general ethics, conduct, and professional qualities, such as reliability. If they are deemed to be “very high” in these areas, they will then be evaluated on a scale of 1-5 in five areas, including legal knowledge, judgment, legal experience, analytical capabilities, and communication ability. They will then be given one of three distinctions, Rated, BV Distinguished, or AV Preeminent, depending on their overall score, with AV Preeminent being the highest distinction.