Users can find attorneys in the Martindale-Hubbell online law directory by using a simple search, accessing more advanced search features, or browsing by a geographical entry or area of practice. The resource also allows people to search for law firms and organizations.
The simple search finds attorneys by name, practice area, firm name or geographic location. Searches return 10 entries per page by default, but users can change that to 25 or 50 results per page. Entries can be sorted by relevance, last name, city, state/province or review ratings.Users click on a lawyer's name to get more information, such as practice areas, law schools attended, organizational memberships, office location and reviews.
The advanced people search narrows entries by last name, law firm, city, practice areas and major memberships. Six organizations are listed in the drop-down menu for major memberships, including the American Bar Association and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Users can also narrow searches by attorneys that have been rated by peers or clients.
Martindale-Hubbell contains more than 60 areas of law, listed in alphabetical order, that users can browse. For instance, when a user clicks on Transportation, the website expounds on more detailed specialties of transportation law, such as cargo claims, motor carrier law, railroad law and truck law. Individuals then click on geographical choices to find transportation lawyers within a particular state, country or Canadian province. Martindale-Hubbell also has top 10 lists for attorneys based on firm activities, transactions, credentials and reviews.