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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 […]


TweetI wanted to address and hopefully clarify some confusion and misinformation floating around the blogosphere this week regarding fees/options for the display of the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating in 2010. Starting in January of 2010, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating will not be displayed on the profiles of lawyers at business to business law firms […]


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 […]


TweetThe legendary UCLA coach John Wooden said “past success does not equate future success. We can only learn from the past, apply it to the present and plan for the future.” Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ have long been the gold standard in the industry and with good reason – the ratings methodology is objective and […]


TweetI’m pleased to share the news that Venable LLP‘s national Privacy and Data Security practice has won the 2009 Chambers USA Award for Excellence. Congratulations to the firm and the Privacy and Data team in particular! More information on the award is available at the Venable LLP Web site here. Chambers rankings are one of […]


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 […]