I just received the 2017 edition of “Super Lawyers” for Maryland. Three Montgomery County law firms that I had successfully sued for legal malpractice on behalf of my clients have prominent ads in the magazine extolling their virtues.
As I have stated numerous times, no publication can ever accurately rate the ability of a lawyer. Super Lawyer’s in its disclaimer printed in tiny, light gray ink agrees: “We make no claim, promise, or guarantee about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in this magazine . . . The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be solely based upon the advertising or the listings in this magazine”.
Unfortunately, clients do use rating services in selecting attorneys. The inevitable consequence is that some lawyers and law firms have too many clients and not enough time to adequately represent each client. It’s no wonder that so many former clients of these so-called “super lawyers” had to retain me to sue their former attorneys for legal malpractice.