• Portland Personal Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury is a Life-Altering Occurrence

Brain injury is perhaps the most devastating type of injury one could sustain. It is usually caused ...+

Knowing a Personal Injury Lawyer Ahead of Time Can Be a Lifesaver in the Event of an Accident

Going about your day-to-day business, you don’t necessarily plan to encounter significant personal ...+

47-Year-Old Man Left Dead in Portland Motorcycle Crash

On March 3, 2013, a 47-year-old man died after a Portland motorcycle accident in which he crashed hi ...+

More Legal News

Martindale-Hubbell Rating

A Martindale-Hubbell peer review rated AV rating is the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics.

They are based on a renowned ratings method of general ethical standards:

“The General Ethical Standards rating means the attorney adheres to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to practicing law. Those lawyers who are judged to have ‘Very High’ General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process – Legal Ability.”

An AV rating is higher than a BV rating or a CV rating, and is significant and exceptional. Lawyers consider the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating very important when looking for other lawyers to refer their clients to.

How does a lawyer receive a Martindale-Hubbell rating?

Lawyers who are members of the Bar and Judiciary give their confidential opinions of other lawyers’ ethics and abilities, which include the following elements of their legal practice:


– Legal Knowledge
– Analytical Capabilities
– Judgment
– Communication Ability
– Legal Experience

A lawyer cannot simply ask for a Martindale-Hubbell rating, as it first has to be determined that the lawyer meets the criteria of general standards rating (The “V” of AV or BV or CV). Once this has been determined, fellow lawyers confidentially decide whether that rating should be A, B, or C.

This rating system is part of an old tradition and is done only at Martindale-Hubbell; for more information, please visit the official Martindale-Hubbell website.

Mark J Leeds, P.A.
1001 SW 5th Ave Suite 1100 Portland OR 97204 PortlandOR97204 USA 
 • 503 886 8981

Office Location and Service Areas

Mark J. Leeds, P.A. handles cases throughout Oregon from his Portland office.

Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve: Portland, Beaverton, Multnomah County, Washington County, Eugene, Bend, Salem, Corvallis, Oregon City, Hillsboro, Oregon Coast, Medford, Springfield, Albany,Tigard, Lake Oswego and everywhere throughout Oregon.
  • Personal Attention & Detail

    Even though Mark Leeds is a multi-tasker handling cases all over & all different areas of practice. With the assistance of his trusted team members & other office employees he is abbe to deliver that that first class personalized services....

    Great Personal Injury Lawyer & All Around Nice Guy

    I had the unfortunate pleasure of getting into an auto accident while visiting family in POrtland, which can put a real damper on being festive (if you know what I mean) Luckily I found Mark Leeds while on my quest for representation. Mark is very knowledgeable, personable, and ...


Free Case Review:

(503) 886-8981