If you watch much TV, you may have seen the commercials for Avvo, the online legal directory service. They’re clever TV spots for certain. But is Avvo a credible legal resource? Avvo was founded in 2006 out of Seattle by a lawyer who was then Expedia’s general counsel. Seeing the need for a credible resource to match lawyers with people-in-need, Mark Britton married his tech-savvy with his legal connections to initiate a legal rating system and online directory. Now, 97% of lawyers in the U.S. are rated by Avvo. The directory includes profiles of lawyers, reviews from their clients and an Avvo rating for each attorney in the system.

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Atty. Bryan Ramos has received the Client’s Choice award based on client reviews on Avvo.

As Avvo’s television commercials imply, it’s often easy to know when you need a lawyer, but can be difficult to find a good one. The Ramos Law Firm advocates use of the Avvo directory. Whether you are looking for a workers’ compensation attorney, a divorce lawyer, a personal injury lawyer or other…it’s always good to use a credible resource to find the representation you need. Be sure to read reviews from the attorney’s former clients and check their Avvo rating. Attorneys are rated on a 1 (extreme caution) to 10 (superb) scale based on public documents, using a mathematical model. There is no bias. Attorneys cannot pay to achieve a high rating. And in case you’re interested, Avvo is short for avvocato, which means ‘lawyer’ in Italian.

In today’s complicated world, it’s good to know there is a system out there that can provide unbiased, simplified information to help make an important and sometimes complicated system.

The Ramos Law Firm practices 100% Georgia Workers’ Compensation, and has been advocating for injured workers for 10 years.