Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings Used as Basis for “Top Rated Lawyer” Special Reports to Appear in More Than Two Dozen ALM Publications In 2012

by Carlton Dyce on January 3, 2012 · 0 comments

in Legal News and Trends,Martindale-Hubbell News

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 and an extra level of confidence for those seeking the right lawyer.

The LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ provide that third party validation and are an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. These peer review ratings are the gold standard of lawyer ratings and we’re excited to announce we’ve just signed an exclusive agreement with ALM Media enabling ALM to leverage data from our Peer Review Ratings service to publish special reports of top rated lawyers, top ranked law firms and top rated women attorneys in more than two dozen major U.S. markets.

ALM reaches an audience of more than 500,000 legal professionals through its industry-leading print and digital publications for the legal industry. Our top rated lawyers lists will appear in a number of these legal trades and also in consumer-focused publications affiliated with ALM, generating additional exposure for lawyers who serve the consumer market.

Under the terms of the agreement, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell will be the exclusive provider of content for the various projects, compiling and sharing with ALM information on lawyers in specific geographic areas who have achieved the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rating — the highest Peer Review rating available. ALM’s Custom Projects Division will use that content to create Top Rated Lawyer, Top Ranked Law Firms and Women Leaders in the Law special sections in more than 30 publications nationally in 2012. These reports will also be featured on and®.

According to ALM’s Cathy Christino, “LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell is the authoritative source for information about U.S. Lawyers. By drawing on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings service, we’re tapping into the premier source of lawyer ratings to identify for our readers the top lawyers and law firms in their local areas and across the nation.”

We’re excited to be a part of this effort to bring greater exposure to lawyers who have been deemed by their peers to have achieved the highest level of professional excellence. Click here to learn more about our ratings services and how to promote them.

Please note that LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell merely facilitates and manages the review process. Peer Review Ratings are driven by the confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who receive invitations from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge.

The legal community respects the accuracy of Peer Review Ratings because it knows that its own members – the people best suited to assess their peers – are directly involved in the process.

Click here to read the full press release about our new venture with ALM.

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