… The Judges Have Spoken … You’ve been awarded the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell distinction by both your peers and the Judiciary.
I’m delighted to inform you that our firm has received formal notification from Martindale-Hubbell that John B. Whalen, Jr., Esq. has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating™.
John B. Whalen, Jr., Esq. was given the 2018“ AV”rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to have very high professional ethics and legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the attorneys they are evaluating. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have remained the most prestigious and widely respected lawyer rating system in the world for over one hundred years.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar.
Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues’ general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.
In this highly competitive environment for legal services, the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating is often one of the only means to differentiate lawyers who are otherwise very comparable in their credentials. This is important on a variety of levels – from the in-house counsel trying to determine which one of his outside law firms should be assigned a new matter to the private practice attorney seeking to refer a case to another lawyer with the appropriate expertise in a specific area of practice.
We’re very proud of this recognition from our peers. Please let me know if you have any questions about the services we provide to our clients.
Your Client Ratings Are Outstanding … Congratulations! Your impressive online reviews have made you a 2018 Client Champion – a proof of excellence.
John B. Whalen, Jr., JD., LL.M., Attorney and Counselor at Law, is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent 5.0 and Avvo Rated 10.0 Superb (obtaining over 95 client reviews and peer endorsements).
He is the recipient of the Legum Magister Post-Doctorate Degree (LL.M.) in Taxation (from the Villanova University School of Law), a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Wills, Trusts, and Estates, from the Widener University School of Law), and a recipient of the ABA-BNA Law Award for Academic Excellence (from the Widener University School of Law).
He has also been named as an Awesome Attorney in the field of Estate Planning Law (by the Suburban Life Magazine of the Philadelphia suburbs) for the years 2010 through 2018, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Delaware Law Forum at Widener School of Law.
2018 Reader’s Choice
Wills Trusts Estates
4th Annual Delaware County Daily Times
This is our 4th annual section, and once again we asked the readers of the Delaware County Daily Times, to cast their votes for the Best Lawyers in Delaware County.
Whether you’re going through a bitter divorce, a difficult real estate transaction or looking to protect your business, finding a sharp lawyer you can count on is key.
Through our online voting ballot we received thousands of votes from your peers and our readers who told us who excel at their profession and who they would call on in times of need.
On March 29th we will publish our Annual Best Lawyers Reader Choice section. Our Best Lawyers list honors those law professionals who have made an impressive and lasting mark in Delaware County. We salute their excellence and applaud their success.
The Avvo Rating is our effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. We create the rating using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from public sources like state bar associations and lawyer websites. Any information that affects the Avvo Rating is visible in an attorney’s profile.
The Avvo Rating is based only on the information we have collected and that the attorney has provided, so we don’t recommend the Avvo Rating as the only piece of information you use to evaluate whether an attorney is right for you. The rating is a tool that provides a snapshot assessment of a lawyer’s background, and should be considered alongside other information such as client reviews and peer endorsements.