Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review and Peer Review Ratings
How do you choose the right lawyer from the seemingly endless number available? Choosing the a lawyer is an important decision and the right one can make all the difference.
It's a substantial investment of time, money and other resources and can seem intimidating. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsTM and Client Review Ratings programs provide you with reliable and credible information to help select the right lawyer for your needs. Both of these key decision-making tools are now available on Lawyers.com.
Using Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and Client Review Ratings
Personal experience or a first-hand referral from a friend or family member is often the best starting place, but sometimes you won't have that starting point and you may also want to gain more detail that your friend couldn't provide. Plus, your personal resources might not be a good match for your current needs. Maybe you still need extra convincing.
Peer Review Ratings and Client Review Ratings help you get to that final list of possible lawyers quicker, and confirms personal referrals and word-of-mouth recommendations.
Peer Review Ratings: Provides an independent and objective rating about a lawyer based on input from other lawyers and attorneys. Martindale-Hubbell founded this rating system over 100 years ago and it's still trusted by legal professionals about a lawyer's legal ability and professional, ethical standards.
Client Review Ratings: Draws on client feedback and complements the information available through Peer Review Ratings. Direct client input on a lawyer's qualities provides you with another perspective and key information as you make your choice for legal services. Turning to web-based information makes sense. If you buy a product or service online, no matter how insignificant, you'll likely have a chance to review and rate the purchase and the provider somewhere.
Client Review provides ratings on a lawyer's service and relationship skills in the following categories
- Communication ability
- Quality of service
- Value for money
If a firm is active in many areas of law, knowing that your particular issue was worked on and reviewed can make you feel more assured. Free-form recommendations, feedback and commentary are available, too.
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