What Does It Mean For Attorneys To Have An AV® Rating Or Be Listed in “The Best Lawyers In America” or “Southwest Super Lawyers”?

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings serve as an objective indicator that of a lawyer’s professional ability and ethical standards, as confidentially assessed by other lawyers and judges who are familiar with the rated lawyer’s work has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions. An “AV” rating is the highest possible rating and means that the lawyer has been rated by his peers as “Very High to Preeminent” in terms of his or her professional ability and expertise, and as “Very High” in terms of his or her adherence to the professional standards of conduct and ethics. All of Walker & Peskind’s attorneys enjoy “AV” ratings.

The Best Lawyers In America has been referred to in The American Lawyer, a leading publication reporting on the legal profession, as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” The selection of lawyers selected for listing in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous, detailed, and confidential peer review process in which nominated lawyers are evaluated by the top attorneys in the country.

Similarly, listing in Southwest Super Lawyers results from a statewide nomination process, independent research, and a blue ribbon panel evaluation by the peers of the lawyers nominated. Only five percent of the lawyers practicing in Arizona and New Mexico are listed in Southwest Super Lawyers.

Read more about Walker & Peskind’s Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.