The Justia Lawyer Rating is based on the average score given to a lawyer by his or her reviewing peers. In addition to providing an overall rating for the attorney, each reviewer must also numerically rate the attorney on:
We believe these are four important yet difficult to quantify considerations for consumers and businesses seeking to retain legal counsel. An attorney’s average score for each of these areas is displayed in his or her profile, in addition to the overall Justia Lawyer Rating.
To support the numerical evaluations, reviewing attorneys are also required to provide narrative explanations. All of the reviews an attorney has received are publicly viewable.
For each profile in the Justia Lawyer Directory, we will calculate the Justia Lawyer Rating once the attorney has been peer reviewed.
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The rating is based solely on attorney-to-attorney reviews.