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 ®
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.
Super Lawyers ®
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.