The Martindale-Hubble peer review rating process is a highly intricate and complex lawyer ratings process where attorneys are anonymously rated by other lawyers in their community based upon ethics and legal ability. Loren Dickstein was recently awarded an AV® rating which is the highest possible honor. According to Martindale-Hubble, an AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.


The legal ability portion of the rating is based upon the following criteria:

Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
Analytical Capabilities – Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.
Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)

The ethical portion of the rating is based upon the lawyers adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.