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Friday, February 6, 2015

Rating of Attorney Michael W. Vogel

Earlier this week, Attorney Michael Vogel was rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and was awarded an AV rating.  The AV rating signifies preeminence in the practice of law.  It is the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell®, which has provided data about lawyers in the United States since 1868.  This rating is the result of a confidential peer review by lawyers and judges who have worked with Attorney Vogel or know his work personally. Attorney Vogel joins a select group of lawyers, who have received this designation.

As part of this review process, one of the lawyers participating in the confidential review process wrote this about Attorney Michael Vogel:  "Michael should receive your highest rating. I have retained Michael as my personal lawyer. I routinely refer clients to Michael." Another lawyer simply wrote:  "I would rate Michael at your highest rating."

According to Martindale-Hubbell®, the AV rating represents the following:

Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest). These areas are:
  • 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 numeric ratings range may coincide with the appropriate Certification Mark:
  • AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0) - AV Preeminent® 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.