The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help in-house counsel and other sophisticated 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.
A unique service to the Bar
For over a century, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell? Law Directory for authoritative information on the worldwide legal profession. The Martindale-Hubbell? Peer Review Ratings? play an integral role in this service to the legal community.
Buyers of legal services, as well as those making referrals, consider Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings 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 ratings, they can select counsel with superior ethics, as well as the desired level of professional experience.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics, and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. They appear in all formats of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, in the online listings on martindale.com, on the LexisNexis? services, on CD-ROM, and in print.
An objective way to assess a lawyer
A Martindale-Hubbell rating guides buyers of legal services and those referring business in making faster, smarter decisions. A rating’s third party validation of ethics and legal ability provides that extra level of confidence that the right lawyer or firm has been selected. By combining a rating with a review of other data in a lawyer’s Professional Biography – such as practice areas, bar memberships, professional affiliations, education and clients – a person can be certain he or she has made the right choice for that particular legal matter.
A cooperative effort with the legal profession
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.