“Rothstein got top national rating for ethics”

Scott Rothstein, the Florida lawyer at the center of the biggest fraud investigation since, oh, Marc Dreier’s, got an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which says its ratings “serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decision.” [Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat via John Darer]

P.S. Related, from Worcester, Mass.: “‘Lawyer You Can Trust’ Gets Prison for Theft” [Ambrogi, Legal Blog Watch]


  • Doesn’t say much for Martindale-Hubble rating system. In fact, its really useless, just for some lawyers to show to their clients to justify the higher fees.

  • Well, what’s the point of ethics if they don’t bring you the big bucks?


  • I think Bob is on the right track here