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Martindale Hubbell AV Description

What is an AV Rated ® * Law Firm?

An AV Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He usually practices law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Generally, a law firm is given the rating of its highest-rated active partner.

Only the most distinguished law practices appear in the Bar Register – those that have achieved the prestigious “AV” rating, the top ranking in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. This rating is the result of a structured peer review and is based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary.

Fewer than 5 % of all law firms qualify and are included, making our firm one of the most distinguished and respected in the country. The Bar Register has proven to be an invaluable reference for lawyers, support staff and other professional looking for the leading practitioners in a given location or practice area.


CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.