Chaney & Drexel, LLC

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The Significance of a Martindale-Hubbell Rating

Martindale-Hubbell is the most comprehensive and reputable rating organization for attorneys worldwide.  Jack Chaney and Ray Drexel have both earned the highest rating possible, AV Preeminent®. The “A” indicates the highest score for legal ability, and the “V” represents adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  Potential clients looking for lawyers use these ratings to identify, compare and differentiate lawyers for their needs.

These ratings are determined by using a methodology that combines ratings supplied anonymously by fellow attorneys and by judges.  Then, Martindale-Hubbell combines these reviews and provides a rating. The confidentiality, objectivity and complete independence of the ratings process are what makes this program valuable to clients and the legal community and provides legitimacy for members of the legal profession.  Learn more about the Martindale-Hubbell methodology here.

Taken together, these peer review ratings provide a comprehensive view of a lawyer’s legal abilities and professional conduct.

AV Preeminent®, the rating given to Jack Chaney and to Ray Drexel, is a significant rating accomplishment – evidence that a lawyer’s peers believe they have achieved the highest level of professional excellence.

Martindale-Hubbell started in 1868 with the goal of finding one reputable law firm in every city.  It started as just a list of law firms in each city but has grown to over a million lawyers across the globe aimed at connecting those in need of legal services.  The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings were started in 1896 and are the most prestigious and credible rating system for lawyers in the world.

In this saturated market of attorneys, the Martindale-Hubbell Ratings are one of the only ways to differentiate lawyers by legal ability and ethical standards.  These ratings help potential clients to choose an attorney for their specific legal needs as well as helping attorneys refer clients to an attorney with an appropriate level of expertise and skill.

Undeniably, a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating can be one of the most critical components that clients and other lawyers use to select a lawyer.  When referring matters to other lawyers with specific expertise or choosing lawyers in another jurisdiction, lawyers need to have confidence in the potential lawyer he or she is considering.  By examining the ratings, he or she will be provided with a list of lawyers that adhere to the highest ethical standards as well as the highest level of professional experience and skill. At Chaney and Drexel, LLC, we are proud to have earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating, which means we live a culture of professional excellence.