McKenney, Clarkin & Estey, LLP is proud to be recognized as a highly qualified law firm by respected, third party evaluators that serve the legal profession. Our ratings and acceptance/approval by Primerus and Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review gives our clients the confidence of knowing that McKenney, Clarkin and Estey’s counsel and recommendations are well-considered and meet high standards for excellence.
The International Society of Primerus Law Firms
Primerus is an international network of top-rated, independent law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. Candidates for membership must have the maximum AV rating from Martindage-Hubbell, the peer review rating source that lawyers use to find other lawyers. Further, a lawyer much submit to a rigorous evaluation which includes candid assessments from judges, fellow attorneys, current and former clients, bar associations, and malpractice insurance carriers. Firms must also attest to their commitment to the exacting standards of the Six Pillars of Primerus Quality: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility, and Community Service. Additionally, Primerus firms are audited annually to ensure they continue to be the “best of the best”.
AV-Rated Law Firms
McKenney, Clarkin & Estey, LLP is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings System. This is the highest level of professional excellence at which a firm can be ranked by its peers. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review System is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martingale-Hubbell representatives conduct personal interviews with other members of the Bar to discuss lawyers under review. A consensus of opinion from fifteen judges and practicing attorneys is necessary to produce a rating. In addition, confidential questionnaires are sent to lawyers and judges in the same geographic location and/or area of practice. Members of the Bar are instructed to assess their colleague’s legal ability and ethical standards. Ratings serve as an objective indicator of a firm’s ethical standards and professional ability.