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AV Rating

Mike has received the AV Preeminent Rating, the highest level of professional excellence attained from confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. The AV rating is only given to those lawyers who are considered to have Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability and Very High Professional Standards. This rating is obtained through Martindale Hubbell, the legal directory company that has been in existence since 1868.

According to its website, to achieve an AV Preeminent Rating, local lawyers and judges must have confidentially rated the lawyer 4.5 – 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest) in the following five areas:

  1. Legal Knowledge: Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
  2. Analytical Capabilities: Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
  3. Judgment: Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue
  4. Communication Ability: Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
  5. Legal Experience: Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice

AVVO Rating

Information meets guidance in the editorial Avvo Rating. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers elements such as years of experience, board certification, education, disciplinary history, professional achievement, and industry recognition — all factors that are relevant to assessing who the best lawyer for you would be.

Top 40 Under 40

top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or regions of certain highly-populated states who are younger than the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

Super Lawyers

super lawyers logoSuper Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

We were impressed with the attention we received from Atty. Bottaro. What impresses us the most was that even though our case may have been considered “easy” since the fault was clearly the other party, Atty. Bottaro handled our case with the same attention that one might need to apply to a case where complexities are involved. In fact, Atty. Bottaro accompanied us to the criminal court to view the proceedings against the other party. Our case closed a few years ago with a six figure settlement (before medical bills were paid) and I still hear from Atty. Bottaro with wellness follow-ups. When another family member needed some prompt legal advice, Atty. Bottaro provided prompt, sound advice on how to handle the situation. This early intervention helped minimize a situation from becoming a larger problem. While we hired Atty. Bottaro as a personal injury attorney, we gained a trusted family advisor.
Steve and Linda, Massachusetts


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