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What Is AV® Rated By Martindale-Hubbell®?

As the founder of The Samuelson Law Firm, I, Christian Samuelson, have earned a rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, an industry-recognized system of peer review ratings. These are widely regarded as a symbol of legal excellence and professionalism. Attorneys who receive these ratings are known for proving high-quality legal services that conform to impeccable ethical standards. I am honored to have earned such a rating and feel it is indicative of my commitment to client success.

You can trust my highly rated services and legal abilities.

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The Rating Process

An AV® rating is gained through a peer review process - one of the most well-known in the industry. Officially, these are referred to as the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and are used to judge a practicing attorney not only on professional ability, but also on high ethical standards. Instead of being judged and rated by an unknown third party, lawyers will receive their ratings from their very peers, including other members of the bar, as well as other judiciary members throughout the country.

The following are the five separate categories used to rate a lawyer's legal ability:

  • General legal knowledge
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Judgment skills
  • Communication
  • Total legal experience

All of these will be judged on a 1 to 5 basis with one being the lowest. These are then used to calculate the lawyer's overall score. For those with a score of 4.5 to 5.0, they are given a rating of AV® Preeminent™. A rating of 3.0 to 4.4 results in a rating of BV® Distinguished™ and anything from 1.0 to 2.9 is simply "Rated." I am proud to have earned the highest AV® rating possible, and feel that it is indicative of my commitment to the success of my clients.

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I understand how daunting it can be to deal with the aftermath of a criminal charge or the vague uncertainty that comes with family law cases. I have proven throughout the years that I can be trusted with even the most complex of cases. Since 1997, I have been practicing as a trial attorney throughout Colorado and Texas. During this time, I have secured countless successful outcomes for my clients.

My legal insight has also been sought by various publications and media outlets, such as:

  • NBC
  • FOX News
  • CBS

For more information on how I can help you move past a family law or criminal defense matter, please give my office a call.

Why People Choose
 to Work With Us

We Have a Reputation for Excellence
  • Dedicated and Helpful Team Members
  • Proudly Serving Clients Statewide
  • Adaptive & Technologically Advanced
  • Passionate Advocacy, Inside and Outside of Court
  • Spanish Speaking Services
  • Personalized Legal Strategies
  • 24/7 Availability


Read What Past Clients Had to Say

At Samuelson Law Firm, PLLC, we strive to provide the best possible representation, by putting the needs of our clients first.  Read our reviews from past clients to hear more about their experience with our firm. 

  • “Mr. Samuelson was dedicated to bringing my problem to a quick and positive end.”

    - Anonymous
  • “Outstanding man and lawyer!”

    - Jason Mcdonald
  • “I highly recommend Chris Samuelson at the Samuelson Law Firm”

    - Anonymous
  • “Thank you for all of your help.”

    - James R.
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    - Previous Client

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