There are established resources for obtaining reliable lawyer reviews such as Martindale-Hubbell Ratings Services. Martindale-Hubbell features peer reviews of lawyers as well as a client review feature. Clients are confirmed and then they can anonymously rate their experiences with lawyers after their cases are closed, according to Lawyers.com.
A lawyer can be searched on Martindale.com. The site allows clients to rate their experience working with a lawyer in four different areas and then averages these ratings to give an overall client rating. Clients can also leave feedback. The website also features the lawyer's current rankings in weekly profile views, which can give readers a sense of how sought-after they are compared to other lawyers in their respective geographical areas.