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AV® Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell® - shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Sharon E. Conway has received an AV® - Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating™ through Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest peer-review rating available for attorneys.

Sharon E. Conway also has a 5.0 out of 5.0 Client Review Rating via Lawyers.com℠.


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AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer's rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar.

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® conducts secure online Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice. They appear in all formats of the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, in the online listings on Martindale.com®, on the LexisNexis® services, on CD-ROM, and in print.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses are required in order to achieve a rating. For lawyers rated with the changed methodology the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings will reflect the following:

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. Those lawyers who meet the "Very High" criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process - Legal Ability.

Legal Ability Rating
Legal Ability ratings indicate professional ability within a specific area of practice. Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest). These areas are:

Legal Knowledge - Lawyer's familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
Analytical Capabilities - Lawyer's creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
Judgment - Lawyer's demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.
Communication Ability - Lawyer's capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
Legal Experience - Lawyer's degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)


Numeric Ratings
After a lawyer's General Ethical Standards and Legal Ability Ratings are confirmed (see below), his/her ratings are aggregated to create an overall numeric rating for each rated Area of Practice. The numeric rating determines the Peer Review Rating™, which includes a rating term and may include a Certification Mark:

AV® Preeminent™ (4.5-5.0) - An AV® certification mark is a significant ratingaccomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
BV® Distinguished™ (3.0-4.4) - The BV® certification mark is an excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition.
Rated (1.0-2.9) - The Peer Review Rated designation demonstrates that the lawyer has met the very high criteria of General Ethical Standing.

Excerpted from "Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™," Copyright 2012 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved. This article can be found at http://www.martindale.com/Products_and_Services/Peer_Review_Ratings.aspx.

A more detailed explanation of Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ can be found here: http://www.martindale.com/Products_and_Services/Peer_Review_Ratings.aspx

 
     
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