is there a consumer based website that rates the professionalism; ethics; honesty; etc. of lawyers. i live in the state of iowa. please don't refer me to the bar association; ethics board with the state supreme court; martindale-hubbell. they are not reliable. thanks, j
1 Answer from Attorneys
Not that I'm familiar with. Such a site, if one exists, would be highly suspect. Many of the lawyers with testimonials on their firm's website regularly write the testimonial and then ask the client to sign what the lawyer has written. So what's on the websites is hardly genuine. On the other hand clients hardly ever know why the case goes the way it does and without a clear understanding simply blame the lawyer for the case turning against them. If you want to know which lawyers are good and which you should stay away from simply ask a lawyer who practices in the same area of the law. Ask one who is frank and who tells clients what they need to hear not necessarily what they want to hear. Enough said and good luck.