Everyone who needs their rights protected wants to choose a lawyer with an established reputation for excellence. The best advice and assistance in prosecuting or defending a case are critical. When it comes to choosing an estate & trust litigation lawyer, there are several rating entities - essentially lawyer-rating systems - that can be a tool for consumers in choosing the right attorney. Such ratings are not at all exclusive - there are many excellent lawyers that, for one reason or another, are not rated and yet have a history of stellar service to their clients.
Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell are two of the leading rating entities for attorneys. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory is the oldest of the ratings services - dating from 1868. Cameron Dyce, vice president of lawyer ratings for Martindale-Hubbell, considers their ratings to be "the hallmark of the legal industry" and believes that "We don't consider ourselves to be rating lawyers as much as mirroring the perceptions of the legal community."
Martindale's highest rating is "AV Preeminent," followed by "BV Distinguished" and "Rated." Martindale also notes that "the absence of a rating should not be construed as unfavorable."
The Super Lawyers directory indexes "attorneys who exhibit quality and excellence in their legal practice." Super Lawyer profiles also include a lawyer's personal biography, firm website, and other relevant information. Super Lawyers describes its rating system as "a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. The patented selection process combines peer nominations, independent research evaluations and peer evaluations by practice area. Each year no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in the state are selected for the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent for the Rising Stars list."
Super Lawyers publishes its list of "Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Lawyers in Sacramento, CA." Meanwhile, a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating requires a 5.0/5.0 Peer Rating in Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.
There are 16 identified "Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Lawyers in Sacramento, CA" in Super Lawyers (in alphabetical order). Six of the 16 also hold the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating of "AV" Preeminent. The 16 lawyers are:
Sacramento, the capital city of California, is a terrific place to practice estate and trust law, as are the nearby areas of Placer, Elk Grove, Folsom and El Dorado Hills. Many of the 16 lawyers also litigate in these neighborhoods outside of Sacramento. Michael Hackard, one of the 16 lawyers referenced above, and his law firm regularly conducts probate, estate and trust litigation throughout California.
Hackard Law considers it an honor to serve clients in probate, estate and trust litigation. Our number one priority is protecting your interests. Find us at:
10630 Mather Blvd.
Mather, CA 95655