1. Evaluate a Lawyer with Exclusive Peer Review Ratings™ System on Martindale.com®
1. General Ethical Standards Rating
The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
The General Recommendation Rating is:
V – Very High
A lawyer must receive a General Ethical Standards Rating before his or her review can proceed to the next step.
2. Legal Ability Ratings
Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer’s expertise, and other professional qualifications. If a lawyer’s practice is limited or specialized, Peer Review Ratings are based on performance in those specific fields of law.
Legal Ability Ratings are:
C – Good to High
B – High to Very High
A – Very High to Preeminent
When both categories of Peer Review Ratings are confirmed, a lawyer receives an CV, BV or AV Rating.
If a lawyer moves to a different state, his or her rating will appear in Martindale-Hubbell with the state abbreviation indicating that it was established in another state or province.
2. Check similar cases from PACER
Join the Pacer. It is very important to join the Pacer even if you are filing through an attorney. Go to http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/ ,After you get your login id and password from the Pacers, go to this site
http://dockets.justia.com/ to find similar cases.
3. Check lawyer ‘s current status on state BAR website
4. Legal Records or Lawyers.com
5. Search on internet for any negative or good recommendation of the lawyer
6. Groups and Forums