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Carlton Dyce

Tweet I think it’s fair to say that savvy lawyers are always looking for ways to get noticed by prospective clients and to highlight positive, credible, third-party assessments of their legal ability. After all, talking about your self is bragging, but when others validate your ethics and legal ability it provides a completely different perspective […]


TweetA while back, I was on a plane ride from Florida and was seated next to — you guessed it — a lawyer. How surprised he was that I head up the Martindale–Hubbell®Lawyer Ratings group. We exchanged pleasantries and he started talking about his practice. He indicated that in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace, law firms […]

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TweetI recently returned from a trip to San Francisco where I attended the ABA 2010 Annual Meeting. At that meeting I had a number of conversations with lawyers, sharing with them some of the new stuff that is happening at MH and listening to their thoughts on best practices in networking and making connections that […]


TweetIt was just a little more than one year ago that Martindale-Hubbell launched Client Review Ratings, a new service designed to enable buyers and providers of legal services to offer and benefit from anonymous client feedback on a lawyer or firm. There is no cost to either lawyers or clients to participate. This week we […]


TweetLast November, we presented the newly transformed Martindale-Hubbell Ratings at the ABA Law Firm Marketing Strategies Conference.  All the major U.S. ratings and ranking services, including Avvo, Best Lawyers, Chambers, Lawdragon, Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers, were invited to present their ratings methodologies and share how the resulting ratings and reviews provide value to users. (Chambers […]


TweetExperience has taught me that wisdom comes from listening to feedback. That feedback, whether positive or negative, can serve as a powerful agent of change and growth. Today we released findings of our 2009 Online Ratings Survey. The survey was conducted earlier this year by Lightspeed Research, an independent research firm. The survey included 361 […]


TweetAs you search today, you may notice a Chambers & Partners icon next to the profiles of certain lawyers and law firms you come across (see Greenberg Traurig as an example).  What does this icon mean? Many of you are familiar with Chambers & Partners, a highly respected, independent, London-based research and publishing company that […]


How Do You Rate?

by Carlton Dyce on April 17, 2009 · 0 comments

in Ratings

TweetConsumers have a long history of consulting various ratings sources to obtain an objective evaluation of a product before making a purchase. The Internet has facilitated access to these evaluation tools and helped popularize their use in guiding purchase decisions for everything from consumer products to professional services. The emergence of these new tools is […]


TweetIn the words of Mark Twain, the reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite suggestions floated in various e-mails and blogs, Peer Review Ratings are not dead and they are not going away. First and foremost, it is important to know that LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell is fully committed to providing the industry’s most complete, […]


TweetWinston Churchill said that “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” With respect to the legal profession, many organizations spend time and energy educating and advancing the profession through programs such as introducing young people to the prospect of a legal career. The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell […]

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