Top 2% AV rated Chicago Intellectual Property Attorney

Julie A. Katz has been awarded the highest possible AV Preeminent® lawyer rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the most reliable and sought-after peer rating standard in the industry for more than 130 years. Their comprehensive review found Ms. Katz’s reviewed peers rank her at preeminent level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.

What are the different ratings?

Ratings are based on an average of the scores provided by seasoned lawyers in the greater Chicago region who have reviewed the candidate anonymously, as follows:

  • AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that the lawyer’s reviewed peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished: An excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. This rating indicates the attorney is widely respected by their reviewed peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Notable: This rating indicates that the lawyer has been recognized by a large number of their reviewed peers for strong ethical standards.

Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. A rating is awarded if a lawyer receives a minimum threshold of qualifying responses within a defined time period. Specific ratings are awarded based on average scores from peer reviewers across multiple legal capability and ethical standing criteria.

How are the ratings calculated?

The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The General Recommendation Rating is: V – Very High. Ms. Katz received the highest ethical rating by her peers. A lawyer must meet the very high General Ethical Standards before his or her review can proceed to the next step of reviewing his/her legal ability in a specific Area of Practice.

Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key 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(s)

By achieving the highest possible AV Preeminent® lawyer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Julie A. Katz has been selected by her peers as one of Chicago’s’ top 2% of intellectual property lawyers in terms of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

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