PEER REVIEW RATINGS
coveted Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help buyers
of legal services identify, evaluate and select the
most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand.
Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that
a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and
professional ability and are used by buyers of legal
services to justify their hiring decisions.
Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of
achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards
rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. For
lawyers rated with the changed methodology the
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings will reflect
The General Ethical Standards rating
denotes adherence to professional
standards of conduct and ethics,
reliability, diligence and other
criteria relevant to the discharge
of professional responsibilities.
Those lawyers who meet the "Very
High" criteria of General Ethical
Standards can proceed to the next
step in the ratings process.
For lawyers rated
with the changed methodology, Legal Ability ratings
will now indicate professional ability within a
specific area of practice. Legal Ability ratings are
based on performance in five key areas, rated on a
scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being
the highest). These areas are:
familiarity with the laws governing
his/her specific area of practice(s)
Lawyer's creativity in analyzing
legal issues and applying technical
demonstration of the salient factors
that drive the outcome of a given
case or issue.
- Lawyer's capability to communicate
persuasively and credibly
degree of experience in his/her
specific area of practice(s)"