Lawyer Ratings & Reviews Simplify the Hiring Process

Posted December 17, 2009 in About by

I’m the kind of person who does a lot of research before making a significant purchase. Whether I’m buying Christmas presents for my nephew or choosing a hotel for an upcoming vacation or hiring a repairman to fix my leaky faucet, I want to make a wise purchase. I’ll read reviews, ask friends if they have personal recommendations and get price comparisons.

While I enjoy spending the time to investigate potential purchases, not everyone feels the same way. I have friends and family who often contact me to ask for my suggestions, because they know they can trust my recommendations–and save themselves time in the process. I’m happy to help them, I’m flattered that they trust my judgment, and I enjoy sharing my feedback with them.

Whether you’re the type of consumer who does in-depth research or the type who relies on the trusted recommendations of others,’s Client Reviews and Peer Review Ratings can help you find a lawyer, and enable you to share your feedback with others who need to hire an attorney.

People don’t go to lawyers for frivolous needs. If you’re hiring an attorney, you have an important legal need. Maybe you need a lawyer to draw up an important document or help you through a crisis. Choosing the right 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.

Martindale-Hubbell provides 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

Once you’ve narrowed your search through the Find a Lawyer feature, you may see two types of lawyer ratings and reviews: Peer Review Ratings and Client Review Ratings. They’re both important when selecting the best person to represent you or work on your case.

Peer Review Ratings: This rating system provides an independent and objective rating based on input from other lawyers and attorneys. Martindale-Hubbell founded its professional rating system more than 100 years ago, and is still trusted by legal professionals for information about a lawyer’s legal ability and adherence to professional ethical standards.

Client Review Ratings: This rating and review tool draws on client feedback and supplements the information available through Peer Review Ratings. The Client Review Ratings evaluate attorneys based on their communications skills, responsiveness, quality of service and value for money. You can use the Client Review Ratings when searching for a lawyer to hire, and you can review lawyers you’ve hired, even if you didn’t find them through

Whether you’re the type of person who wants to do the research yourself or prefers to rely on the recommendations of others, Peer Review Ratings and Client Review Ratings give you additional insight before making the decision to hire an attorney. The Client Review Ratings are also a great way for you to share your suggestions with other people.

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