How have Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings changed?

The following changes became effective March 1, 2016.

All individual peer reviews now display on a lawyer’s profile.

Peer Reviewers rate a lawyer on five different categories which generates an average score.  The score and each individual reviewer’s response now display on and regardless of whether a Peer Review Rating is achieved.

Peer Reviewers’ written feedback also displays.

All written feedback now displays on and in conjunction with the display of each individual review. The display is not dependent upon the lawyer achieving a Peer Review Rating.

Lawyers can receive peer reviews on an ongoing basis.

Previously, individual reviews only displayed if a lawyer achieved a Peer Review Rating, and if a lawyer earned an updated rating, prior reviews no longer displayed. Now, lawyers can receive reviews on an ongoing basis independent of achieving a Peer Review Rating.  The review score will continuously update as new ratings are received.

Two Peer Review Ratings awards have been renamed.

A lawyer may now receive one of three ratings, attesting to their ethics and specific legal ability attributes:

  • AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM (previously BV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM (previously Rated)

Lawyers that do not receive the responses required to establish a rating are considered Peer Reviewed.

New Reviews Display

Peer Review Rated Lawyers

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Peer Reviewed Lawyers

Peer Reviewed

New Peer Review Ratings Icons

2016 AV 2016 Distinguished 2016 Notable


For more information on Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, visit our website. If you are interested in submitting references start the peer review process, contact our Customer Support team with your name, firm name and email address.


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