The attorney rating service Avvo recently announced its 2017 Clients’ Choice Awards for the most highly rated law firms in the country. This article looks at the significance of the award so that those seeking a lawyer can give it an appropriate degree of weight in their selection process.
Avvo Rating significance
He was very organized and listened to me when I explained my case… When it came time to go to court, he was very aggressive and out-smarted the other side. – 5-star Avvo review
It is not always easy for people to select an attorney who will give them strong representation. Often choosing a lawyer occurs rapidly, without much time for proper vetting. While that is understandable given the time-sensitive nature of legal proceedings, it helps to have straightforward ways to assess how strong an attorney really is.
Enter the Avvo Rating. From the perspective of legal clients, this service is a great way to get to the truth of the expertise and attention they can attain from various firms, helping determine what attorneys are as competent and dedicated as their marketing materials suggest that they are. Here are four reasons why this rating system is so compelling:
- Bias-free – The same guidelines and mathematical formula are used to assess and rate all attorneys.
- Preference-free – Attorneys are treated equivalently across the board. Law firms cannot buy better scores.
- Client-centered – The system was developed in part by legal clients so that it would correctly prioritize the information most needed during a search for representation.
- Comparison-friendly – Gauging all reviews for a given lawyer, the system gives a rating from 1 (Extreme Caution) to 10 (Superb).
Clients’ Choice Award significance
He stuck with our difficult case til the end and made sure our case was heard in a professional manner. I couldn’t be more pleased with how our case turned out. – 5-star Avvo review
The reason that the Clients’ Choice Award is so important is simply that the quality of an attorney might fluctuate. Since this honor is given annually, when a lawyer wins it in a given year, it shows a continued commitment to results-oriented, client-centered legal work.
To be clear, there are no other variables used to generate the Clients’ Choice Awards than client ratings. This purity to the acknowledgment allows those seeking attorneys to make their choice based on the experiences of those who have gone before them.
Choosing an attorney in Polk County
This lawyer and his team are amazing and truly care about their clients. – 5-star Avvo review
Polk County attorney Art Fulmer, Jr. received the 2017 Clients’ Choice Award, demonstrating that he produces 5-star results for his clients. With a Superb score of 9.2, this is the second year in a row that Mr. Fulmer has earned the distinction.