Lawyers.com is a lawyer ratings and directory service powered by Martindale-Hubbell, a longtime attorney rating service. Over one million attorneys and law firms have profiles on the site and Lawyers.com states it has 15 million visitors monthly. The site also provides information to the public to assist visitors in understanding the law and their legal representation choices.
Ask a lawyer forum. Lawyers.com hosts a forum where 9,000 potential clients use the site each month to search for answers to legal questions. They submit their questions and you are able to decide if you would like to respond and provide advice. Any answer you provide appears on your Lawyers.com profile and is also instantly published to the Lawyers.com homepage. Within the response, you can link to your website. Your responses also show up in searches on Lawyers.com.
Peer review ratings. With Lawyers.com, you can solicit reviews from currently practicing attorneys and sitting judges. Provide them with a list of references and they will contact those people to obtain feedback on your ethical standards and legal ability. This can result in a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV, which approximately 10 percent of attorneys have. You can choose to suppress peer reviews from appearing on your profile, but you cannot remove individual peer reviews.
Cross-platform display. A Lawyers.com profile is also displayed on Nolo.com, which consumers use to view legal articles, and Martindale.com, which showcases your legal expertise to your industry peers.
Preferred placement. You can choose to pay to appear on page one of Lawyers.com with a number of options. There are preferred city results, where you choose a specific city in your practice area. You can do the same at the county, state, and national level.
Lawyers.com states that pricing is variable and is dependent on a number of factors.
Who Lawyers.com Is For
Lawyers who have a well-established reputation among their fellow attorneys will find Lawyers.com’s integration with Martindale-Hubbell’s peer rating system valuable. Conversely, lawyers that have not yet established many peer relationships may find the emphasis on lawyer ratings from peers to be less useful. Attorneys that would like to maximize their visibility across several websites will also appreciate the cross-platform nature of Lawyers.com. Lawyers that would like to build their reputation by answering legal questions will like the consumer question forum.