Martindale-Hubble Rating System, as stated by the publication:
This rating comes from judges and peer-review, where lawyers in the community and state rate one another based on general ethical standards and legal ability. 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.

The General Ethical Standards Rating:
V- Very High

A lawyer must receive a General Ethical Standards Rating before his or her review can proceed to the next step.

Legal Ability Ratings are:
C - Good to High
B - High to Very High
A - Very High to Preeminent

When both categories of Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are confirmed, a lawyer receives no rating or a CV®, BC®, or AV® Rating. Through this system, defendants can determine very quickly whether or not their lawyer can bring cases to trial. Our attorneys are all AV® Rated.