When I was in law school, I realized the two most prestigious and reliable awards a lawyer could receive were an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbel and to be named to the Best Lawyers of America. Why these specific accreditations? Because these awards are based on reviews from a lawyer’s clients, his peers, and judges he has appeared in front of. Only a small selection of lawyers is awarded either one, and an even smaller percentage earns both an AV rating and a listing in the Best Lawyers of America.
Whenever I look for an attorney to be co-counsel outside of my jurisdiction, I confirm whether they are AV rated and/or listed in the Best Lawyers in America. It’s that important.
You can read about the criteria for Martindale-Hubbell ratings here: http://www.martindale.com/Products_and_Services/Peer_Review_Ratings.aspx.
Best Lawyers in America lists its standards here: https://www.bestlawyers.com/About/MethodologyBasic.aspx.
After graduating from law school, one of my personal goals was to be AV rated and a Best Lawyer in America. In 2015, I was honored and humbled to have my law firm listed among the Best Law Firms in America. This award is in addition to me being rated personally as one of the Best Lawyers in America and with an AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.
I truly appreciate my fellow attorneys, as well as the judges whom I have appeared before for almost 20 years, for this recognition.
Most importantly, I thank my clients. At the end of the day, it is how they view our work that matters most.
The Neal Davis Law Firm is a top-rated Houston legal practice specializing in criminal defense, child sex offenses, drug charges, computer crimes, DWI/intoxication charges, non-violent offenses, violent crimes and more. Founding attorney Neal Davis has defended clients for nearly 20 years and has experience trying cases in the Texas Supreme Court. Contact our firm for 24-hour legal assistance or to schedule a consultation today.