|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
||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)
|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.