As you may remember from our March newsletter, Chuck Boyk and Mike Bruno have already achieved a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO.com, which rates attorneys largely based on client reviews of the service that the client received. Now, the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC are proud to announce the achievement of another milestone in excellence: Chuck and Mike have both received an “A/V” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating that an attorney can receive.
This rating is so significant because Martindale-Hubbell rates attorneys based largely on a peer review system. In other words, other attorneys across the state and across the country who have worked alongside (or against) Chuck and Mike have consistently reported to Martindale-Hubbell that Chuck and Mike are among the absolute best attorneys in the business. Specifically, the A/V rating indicates that the attorney has achieved a combination of a “Very High General Ethical Standards” rating and a “Very High Legal Ability” rating. The General Ethical Standards rating is based on standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The Legal Ability rating is based on performance in the areas of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.
Martindale-Hubbell has been around for over a century and is the gold standard of all attorney-rating organizations. Martindale-Hubbell’s history began back in 1868, when lawyer and businessman James B. Martindale first published “The Martindale Directory.” Mr. Martindale’s purpose in publishing the directory was “to furnish to lawyers, bankers, wholesale merchants, manufacturers, real estate agents, and all others… the address of one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States…” Today, Martindale-Hubbell remains THE fundamental legal resource for those seeking a reliable and dependable attorney.
The elite Martindale-Hubbell A/V rating is a definite factor that potential clients should consider when choosing a law firm, and it is a rating that belongs to an exclusive group of top-notch attorneys. Chuck Boyk stated, “I am proud that Mike and I are regarded so highly by our peers. A large amount of our clients are referred to our office by other attorneys who know and trust us.” Perhaps even more significantly, many local attorneys trust Chuck and Mike with the attorneys’ very own personal legal matters. “We represent a lot of attorneys and their families. When another attorney asks me to handle a case for them or a family member, I consider that one of the highest compliments someone can give me,” said Chuck Boyk.
Chuck and Mike have been practicing law for twenty-nine years and handle a wide range of cases, but even if a client needs help in an area of law where they do not practice, Chuck and Mike know who the best attorneys in town are and can refer the client to another excellent attorney. This is why we pride ourselves on being the “go-to” Toledo law firm – no matter what your legal issue may be, we can help.
A/V certification is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC at the highest level of professional excellence. To see Chuck and Mike’s Martindale-Hubbell profiles, visit www.martindale.com today!