AV® Preeminent Rating: What Does it Mean?
James Dirmann has an AV® Preeminent Rating – the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for a number of years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Martindale-Hubbell has maintained Ratings for lawyers for more than a century, and currently reviews or assigns ratings for more than 150,000 lawyers each year. 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. Exclusively developed and assigned by the Martindale-Hubbell ® Law Directory, ratings are considered valuable benchmarks intended for use by members of the profession.
More About Martindale-Hubbell Ratings:
LEGAL ABILITY RATINGS
The Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the attorney’s expertise, nature of practice and qualifications relevant to the practice of law. Where a lawyer’s practice is limited or specialized, rating opinions are made on the basis of performance in those specific fields of law. Legal Ability Ratings are as follows:
C GOOD TO HIGH
A CV® Rating is an excellent first rating for lawyers. The typical recipient has a reputation for hard work and high ethical standards.
B HIGH TO VERY HIGH
A BV® Rating is an indication of an exemplary reputation and well-established practice habits. A typical lawyer is in mid career, with a significant client base and high professional standing.
A VERY HIGH TO PREEMINENT
An AV® Rating signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for a number of years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. James Dirmann has an AV ® Rating.
GENERAL RECOMMENDATION RATING
The General-Ethical Standards Rating covers 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
An attorney will not receive a rating at all unless a “V” or General Recommendation Rating has been established. Then the attorney will receive a “CV”, “BV”, or “AV” rating based on the endorsement received.
Source: Martindale-Hubbell. 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.