Martindale-Hubbell has maintained Ratings for lawyers for more than a century, and currently reviews or assigns ratings for over 150,000 lawyers each year. AV Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of bar members and the judiciary, and attest to the individual lawyer’s legal ability and adherence to accepted professional standards of ethics. Exclusively developed and assigned by the Martindale-Hubbell ® Law Directory, Ratings are considered valuable benchmarks intended for use by members of the profession.
An AV ® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for a number of years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.