What Is a Martindale Hubbell Rating?

Terry Chucas holds a JD from Thomas Jefferson University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of British Columbia. A San Diego, California resident, Terry Chucas also holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, the AV Preeminent.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is the United States’ and Canada’s rating service for attorneys. Attorneys and judges use it to rate lawyers’ ethical and legal abilities. Once an attorney is reviewed using the service, they can receive an AV Preeminent, Distinguished, or Notable rating.

AV Preeminent is the highest rating an attorney can get. It shows that the attorney’s peers believe they have the highest level of professionalism, legal knowledge, and ethical standards. The Distinguished rating signifies that attorneys are widely respected by their peers and have high ethical standards. The Notable rating indicates that attorneys’ peers recognize their strong ethical standards.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have been used for over 140 years. Attorneys use the ratings to recommend the best lawyers to their clients, while individuals use the ratings to find credible attorneys to help them with their legal issues.

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