The Difference An AV-Rated Attorney Can Make

Posted by Gregory BoulahanisNov 20, 2023


A lot of people want the best of everything, and those people choose AV-Rated Lawyers.

I've been incredibly fortunate to have a Client base that appreciates my work. Over the years, I have heard time and again that my Clients feel comfortable with me, that they find me easy to talk to, and that they know they can call me whenever they need to. When you put these three elements together, it results in a Client experience that stands out from the rest – because I'm dedicated to making sure that each and every person leaves my office feeling better than they did when they arrived. 

When searching for a Criminal Defense Attorney, I always recommend starting by searching on the internet. Compare others' experiences with a few Attorneys you find in your area. Read through Google, AVVO, and Martindale Hubbell reviews as well.


Martindale Hubbell's AV rating is the highest possible rating an Attorney can obtain in both legal ability and ethical standards. To determine the rating, Martindale Hubbell compiles reviews and assessments from Judges, and Attorneys, and only 11% of the Attorneys in the country receive an AV Rating.

Finding an Attorney with this rating, in conjunction with good reviews from Local Clients on Google or the Attorney's Website and your own feeling of comfort with them, is a strong signal that they will strive to do the best for your Case.

Client Accessibility

Generally speaking, Attorneys do not view speaking with Clients as productive, unless there is some transfer of information occurring. I look at things differently. Instead of having a transactional approach, I truly care about my Clients and want the best for them. As a result, I strive to keep them calm, focused, and assured throughout their entire case as I understand that failing to do so may have serious implications on their life outside of the case, which is equally, if not more, important in so many ways.

I believe that part of being able to offer this sense of calm is simply by being available as most of our greatest worries and concerns magnify when we feel left in the dark. If you choose to work with me, you won't be wondering when you'll get to hear about where you're at in the process. In addition to doing my best to clearly explain what is happening and what to expect at each step of the way, I tell Clients that I am usually in Court from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and that they can call or text me anytime outside of those hours.

What's more, I handle cases myself. On occasion, my Clients may speak to my legal assistant, but I prefer for communication to go through me in most situations. This reduces confusion and misinterpretation, while helping to facilitate a relationship that strengthens my dedication to my Clients.

High Quality, Differentiated Service

Given my experience of over 40 years, I have an excellent working knowledge of what Judges are inclined to do with regard to OWI Cases. As a result, I can fairly accurately anticipate their reactions and how they will view Defendants based on their circumstances.

I love my work and am profoundly grateful to be in a profession where I can help people through some of the most challenging experiences they will ever face each and every day. Although this area of Law is not for the faint of heart, I am truly honored to be able to assist Clients at such a stressful time in their life, and the appreciation I receive from my Clients makes it all the more worth it in the end. There is nothing more satisfying than helping a Client in a time of need.

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