Mark Roman | May 28, 2013 | news
Clearwater injury lawyer Mark Roman of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers of Clearwater, FL, receives a high AV rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell.
Martindale-Hubbell has maintained ratings for lawyers for more than a century. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of bar members and the judiciary, and attest to the individual lawyer’s legal ability and adherence to accepted professional standards of ethics. These ratings are considered valuable benchmarks intended for use by members of the profession. Most rating reviews are initiated by Martindale-Hubbell in five-year intervals after admission to the Bar. In larger cities, where it often takes longer to build a reputation, ten years is the norm. A lawyer, partner, marketing director or colleague can also request a rating review.
Generally, a law firm is given the rating of its highest rated active partner. Does an individual have to have a paid listing in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory to be rated? No. The goal of the ratings system is to develop accurate ratings for as many lawyers as possible, whether or not they have a paid listing. What is a good Rating? All Ratings are positive indicators of an attorney’s ethics and professional stature.
The CV® is a good first rating for lawyers and a definitive statement of their above average ability and unquestionable ethics.The BV® is an excellent rating for an attorney with more experience. An AV® rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. How does an attorney obtain an AV® rating?
The knowledge and skill derived from extensive experience in the practice of law are usually the attributes considered when endorsing a lawyer for an AV® rating. The standard of excellence is determined by the lawyers currently practicing in that particular Bar. MARTINDALE-HUBBELL is a service mark and a registered trademark and CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license.
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For more information, please contact the legal team of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Clearwater. We have four convenient locations in Florida: Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Tampa.
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Clearwater Office
1811 N. Belcher Road, Suite I-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Congress Ave Office
2360 Congress Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33763
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Tampa Office
6601 Memorial Hwy Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33615
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – New Port Richey Office
2515 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL, 34655