The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition – all factors that are relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.
Best Lawyers®is solely based on polling other lawyers for their opinion of their colleagues. Lawyers are not allowed to or required to pay a fee to be listed, nor is any purchase required. Fred has been listed every year since 2001 as a Trusts and Estates lawyer meeting the peer review standard.
Best Law Firms
U.S. News – Best Law Firm rankings are based on evaluations of lawyers and clients. Our firm has been listed as a Tier 1 Estates and Trusts firm since 2011.
The AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell® is a peer review rating reflecting a combination of very high ethical standards and legal ability. Fred has received an AV rating for 20 years.
The Super Lawyer rating system combines peer nominations and evaluations with third party research. Fred has been selected as a Maryland Super Lawyer® since 2007. He has ranked in the top 100 of all Maryland lawyers so selected in 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013.