We are proud to announce that we have been recognized with an award from a prominent legal rating and review site. The Clients’ Choice Award was presented to Art Fulmer, Jr., by Avvo on August 23, 2016, for receiving consistently positive client reviews.
What’s so special about this distinction is that it is based on objective standards and relates directly to the quality of work we have delivered when representing our clients. Avvo describes ratings of 6-6.9 as Good, 7-7.9 as Very Good, 8-8.9 as Excellent, and 9+ as Superb. Art has achieved a Superb score of 9.2.
Avvo is intended as a comprehensive rating service for lawyers. As such, the site creates profiles on attorneys, with extensive background information, such as major cases, awards, educational background, and other aspects of their story. After verifying their identity, lawyers can update and expand these profiles as they see fit.
Why is Avvo an important gauge of attorney quality? The platform is fundamentally unbiased, serving to make the field of law more transparent. Director Conrad Saam told The Balance that the rankings can be thought of as a “resume scoring application” on a level playing field, with the same standards applied to all attorneys. He added, “We are not served at all by having inaccurate… information in any profile.”
Avvo explains the basic parameters of the ratings on its website:
According to the stipulations listed by Avvo, this award followed a thorough review of the law record of Art Fulmer, Jr. However, it’s important to note that the designation is firmly rooted in the satisfaction of clients, as told in their own words. After all, in granting us the award, Avvo stated specifically that the honor was based on client reviews.
That’s not surprising to us, as indicated by the sample success stories told by our clients on Avvo and on our site. “Watching Mr. Fulmer during our mediation was so cool,” says one client review on Avvo. “You could tell that everyone there respected him, and he successfully settled my case for more than I ever thought I could get.”