Attorney Michael J. O'Connor has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® Rated Attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. This rating is a result of an extensive, confidential review conducted among the legal profession in the community. The award shows that Attorney O'Connor has reached the height of professional excellence.
Through personal interviews with other members of the Bar, Martindale-Hubbell representatives discuss lawyers who are under review and use these opinions to form a consensus. To assist with the process, lawyers who are under review are sometimes asked to provide professional references. Confidential questionnaires returned by lawyers and judges in the same practice area or location as the lawyer being rated are also used.
The two components to each Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating are legal ability and general ethical standards. The first component takes into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area of practice of workers' compensation which Attorney O'Connor practices, his expertise, and his other professional qualifications. The legal ability rating can be one of three categories. A rating of "A" is very high to preeminent, a "B" is high to very high, and a "C" is good to high. The second component denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria to the discharge of the professional responsibilities. The general recommendation rating is "V" meaning very high.
When both components of Peer Review Ratings are confirmed, a lawyer receives an CV, BV or AV Rating. For O'Connor, this AV Rating signifies his legal abilities are of the very highest standard and recognizes him as a highly respected, ethical member of the Bar.
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