What does it mean to be AV-Rated?

For over a century, lawyers have relied on the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory for authoritative information on the worldwide legal profession.  Martindale’s 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 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.  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.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system, which evaluates lawyers and law firms in the United States and Canada, is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not.  Martindale-Hubbell representatives conduct personal interviews to discuss lawyers under review with other members of the Bar.  A compilation of these opinions from various sources is necessary to form a consensus, and lawyers under review are sometimes asked to provide professional references to assist with the process.

Cardelli Lanfear is an AV-rated firm, the highest rating given by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system.

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