|By PR Newswire||
|February 27, 2014 10:39 AM EST||
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are many lawyer ratings agencies, but not all are created equal. If you want to know about lawyer ratings in general and Adrian Thomas Lawyer Rating in particular, read more.
Martindale-Hubbell is the gold standard of all lawyer ratings. The most prestigious MH rating is "AV-rated." The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary. The first review to establish a lawyer's rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the bar. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating. 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 - Legal Ability. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5. These areas are: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
A new and fast-growing lawyer ratings agency is AVVO. The Avvo Rating evaluates a lawyer's background. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer's profile, including a lawyer's years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Avvo periodically collects background data from multiple sources, including state bar associations, court records, lawyer websites, and information that lawyers choose to provide to Avvo. Avvo is unbiased, there is no favoritism, it is developed by legal experts for non-experts, and it is easy to understand.
Although there are not any Florida state-only ratings agencies, there are various awards and publications that provide an indication about a lawyer's rating.
Florida Trend's Legal Elite. Florida Trend is a peer balloting system that recognizes attorneys who are regarded as pre-eminent in their field by other attorneys. This prestigious roster represents about 2% of the approximately 61,500 active Florida Bar members who practice law in the State of Florida. Florida Trend sends ballots to all in-state members of The Florida Bar. Lawyers are asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard—attorneys with whom they have worked or would recommend to others.
To learn more about Adrian Thomas Lawyer Rating, visit www.florida-probate-lawyer.com for more information, including client thank you notes.
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