Through the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings service, individuals looking to buy legal services are able to easily identify and evaluate professionals in various areas of law. Martindale-Hubbell separates their rankings into three categories: Rated (a score between 1.0 and 2.9), BV Distinguished (between 3.0 and 4.4), and AV Preeminent (4.5 or higher). These rankings are determined by a number of factors, such as a professional’s understanding of the laws involved with his or her area of practice as well as the professional’s length and depth of experience in the field. Additional factors brought into consideration by Martindale-Hubbell include a professional’s ability to think analytically and communicate effectively and his or her skills of judgment. Maintaining an AV-ranking is one of the highest honors in the legal field, indicating professional excellence.
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