Last 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 declined to participate.)
Following the presentations, program attendees, a broadly qualified audience of lawyers that included a dozen in-house counsel from large corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Toys “R” Us, Comcast and Boeing, completed a questionnaire about law firm ratings and rankings. Among the key findings, the ABA reports, “Martindale-Hubbell was given the most credibility among lawyer respondents.”
We’re excited and proud to have such significant recognition from an audience whose opinions are among the most valued by our business. As I mentioned in previous posts, last year’s ratings transformation was designed based on extensive research and feedback from the legal community, whose thoughts and input inform our business decisions every step of the way.
Now the community has spoken, and what they say validates what we have long claimed: Martindale-Hubbell Ratings are a credible and reliable tool to evaluate and select lawyers and law firms. In fact, in a head-to-head comparison by our most informed audience, Martindale-Hubbell comes out on top.
Read more about the ABA Ranking the Raters; Rating the Rankers program:
- Post-mortem from Law Practice magazine
- Video presentations by the ratings services, including Martindale-Hubbell
- Program and questionnaire methodology