No attorney can pay to receive this rating. It is bestowed upon a lawyer after extensive evaluations by lawyers, other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) May 20, 2012
Virginia personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer Mark Favaloro received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, one of the most prestigious lawyer rating services in the country. What does an “AV” Preeminent rating mean for an attorney? Well, it means Mark is in the top tier of best injury attorneys in Virginia, according to his peers.
Martindale-Hubbell’s own site breaks down what an “AV” rating means:
AV Preeminent (4.5-5.0)- AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment - 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) - BV Distinguished 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.
As you can see an “AV” Preeminent (best) rating is higher than “BV” and other rating levels, and is significant for another important reason – it is completely objective. No attorney can pay to receive this rating. Being recognized as an “AV” (best) personal injury lawyer is offered only after extensive evaluations by lawyers, other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
Mark has practiced law for over three decades and, in that time, he has represented clients in the trial courts of the Commonwealths of Virginia and Massachusetts, as well as in the United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal in the First and Fourth Circuits. He remains committed to representing injured clients zealously and ethically to the best of his abilities.
Mark recently joined the Virginia injury law firm of Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton, with offices in Virginia Beach, Hampton and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC) which currently features two other “AV” (best) rated personal injury lawyers– Richard Shapiro and James Lewis. In addition to having multiple “AV” preeminent rated lawyers, the firm is recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms in America” by U.S. News & World Report (since 2010).