Jim Dodson is proud to have been recognized by other lawyers who know him (peer review) as well as by nationwide lawyer rating services. We have listed each of them on our website. But what do they mean to you when you’re looking for the right lawyer for your case? Here is what you need to know about each one.
Super Lawyers is an independent rating service which recognizes lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers are nominated by their peers. Each nominee is then evaluated based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and personal achievement. Jim is honored to be a part of the elite 5% of attorneys in the state recognized by Super Lawyers.
Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell has been called the granddaddy lawyer rating services. It provides reviews of lawyers and law firms in the single most comprehensive database of lawyers nationwide. Jim has been rated AV Preeminent. This means his peers (other lawyers and judges in the area) believe he demonstrates the highest level of professional ability (A) as well as the highest level of professional ethics (V). He has also been awarded their highest rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 from both his peers and clients. LexisNexis-Martindale-Hubbell is the world’s most widely respected source of independent peer review ratings of attorneys for the past 140 years.
Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers
Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers: The Definitive Guide to Legal Representation in Tampa is part of the American Lawyer Magazine’s annual publication that provides consumers of legal services with a list of the attorneys in the area who have been recognized by their peers as having achieved the highest standards of professional excellence and ethics. Only lawyers that have earned the prestigious rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell are considered for this honor.
AVVO Rating of 10.0- Superb
AVVO collects background data from multiple sources, including state bar associations, court records, lawyer websites, and information lawyers provide for use in an unbiased, mathematical model to rate attorneys on a scale from 1.0 to 10.0. This equation considers a lawyer's years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition when determining a rating. Jim has received their highest 10.0 (Superb) since AVVO has been rating lawyers in Florida.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is exclusively limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts or settlements, of which Jim has both. This recognition has been bestowed upon less than 1% of all U.S. lawyers. Jim is one of the proud few to have qualified for membership in this exclusive group.