Hiring an attorney is typically done when an individual or business is facing some sort of emergency. When it comes to these serious legal issues, the difference between a successful resolution and an unfavorable outcome may rest on an attorney's experience, expertise and reputation. The Lead Counsel Rating was established in 1997 as a quality assurance tool consumers and businesses can use to quickly and easily evaluate a prospective attorney's ability and credibility. When you see the Rating, you can be assured the attorney has met strict qualification standards that include:
- Professional Experience
- Peer Recommendations
- Spotless Disciplinary Record
Furthermore, an annual review is conducted in order to confirm an attorney's eligibility for the Rating. Should the attorney no longer meet eligibility standards, the Rating is immediately revoked.
Finally, attorneys may earn the right to use the Lead Counsel Rating free of charge. This confirms both Rating objectivity and credibility.