7 Famous Lawyers with Lower Avvo Ratings than Mine

sam glover avvo 300x154 7 Famous Lawyers with Lower Avvo Ratings than MineI am awesome. You know it, I know it, and Avvo knows it. That’s why there is a big, shiny 10 next to my smiling self on my Avvo profile.

Some lawyers have over-inflated egos. They have a reputation, but it is full of hot air. Avvo knows about them, too. Here are 7 of them, from Eric Holder to Abraham Lincoln, who don’t measure up to my lawyering prowess.

Page 1 of 9

Legal Marketing

, ,

  • http://lawyerist.com/author/aaronstreet/ Aaron Street

    You beat this guy, too. He’s even got a misconduct citation!

    Bill Clinton Avvo

  • http://biglegalbrain.com C. Hank Peters

    It’s obvious, Mr. Glover, that you have not followed my advice to attract clients by using a crappier Avvo rating. We recommend maintaining a 6.7 rating, and Mondale, Clark, and Dershowitz are spot on, having obviously taken our advice. Holder, Tribe and that Garner fellow are known overachievers.

  • http://lawyerist.com/author/gyitsakalakis/ Gyi Tsakalakis

    This is fun.

    • http://lawyerist.com/author/samglover/ Sam Glover

      I’m so bummed I didn’t think of Judge Judy!

  • http://lawyerist.com Gregory Luce

    You also fared a bit better than this guy.

  • http://FishtownLaw.com Leo

    Avvo is stupid, but I am also rated a 10 — so can I now ethically post on my website “BETTER THAN LINCOLN!*” “<> *according to Avvo”.

  • http://phillylawblog.wordpress.com/ Jordan Rushie

    Gregory Luce has won the thread.

    • http://lawyerist.com/author/samglover/ Sam Glover

      He usually does.

  • Carlton Dyce

    Interesting exchange, but I would like to make a correction with respect to the comment “…than older lawyer-rating services like Martindale-Hubbell, which makes lawyers pay to get a rating.” This is simply not the case. A lawyer cannot pay to get a Martindale-Hubbell rating.

    In 140 years of providintg lawyer ratings, Martindale-Hubbell has never charged for a rating. The ratings process is considered a tried and true objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Martindale-Hubbell ratings provide that extra level of confidence for someone looking for a lawyer, whether that lawyer is part of a small firm or large firm, and whether or not that lawyer is one of our paying subscribers. A lawyer’s Martindale-Hubbell rating was, and is, achieved based solely on merit.

    Carlton Dyce, Martindale-Hubbell

  • http://www.bartell-law.com/ Jeremy L. Bartell

    I love the quote from Dershowitz highlighted on their website. Apparently clients want transparency but don’t care if you can’t spell transparency:

    “The essential basis for a positive attorney-client relationship is trust. This can only be achieved with mutual trasparency.” – ALAN DERSHOWITZ