Martindale Hubbell AV-Rating
Mr. Willis has been given an AV-Rating (the highest rating possible) from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubbell in recognition of Mr. Willis' highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment and indicates that a lawyer is ranked by peers at the highest level of professional excellence.
Martindale-Hubbell ratings are the result of a peer review system that has evolved for over a century.Ratings speak to a lawyer's professional and legal ability and ethics. They reflect the opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. In large metropolitan areas, a lawyer usually must have been admitted to the bar for a minimum of 10 years before he or she qualifies for a Martindale-Hubbell rating.
The Martindale-Hubbell rating consists of two parts. The first is the Legal Ability Rating which takes into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer's expertise and other professional qualifications. A lawyer's Legal Ability is rated on the following scale:
C - Good to High
B - High to Very High
A - Very High to Preeminent **
The second part of the Martindale-Hubbell rating is the General Ethical Standards Rating. This rating indicates a lawyer's adherences to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability and diligence. There is only one General Ethical Standards Rating, which is V - Very High **
Mr. Willis is proud of his AV-Rating, and is committed to providing his clients with the highest level of service and expertise required to maintain such preeminent standing in the legal community.