Press Room Number 1 Online Lawyer Directory

For the third consecutive year, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell's maintained its lead in 2006 as the #1 online lawyer directory according to comScore Media Metrix, Custom Reports*. is the #1 online consumer lawyer directory, used by more people than any other online lawyer directory.*

The Name Behind is a free service from Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession for more than 135 years. In 2006,

  • Maintained its lead over its competitor with more unique visitors
  • Maintained a commanding lead over FindLaw Lawyer Directory vis-a-vis the following key metrics:

    The above metrics suggest visitors to are intent on finding a lawyer and a 2006 LexisNexis Survey+ bears this out. According to the April 2006 survey, 70% of the visitors to plan to hire an attorney they found on the site and 80% of those visitors planned to do so within a week.

    The Difference was designed specifically for individuals and small businesses that need an attorney or law firm and provides unique tools that make searching simple.

    In addition, offers its visitors

    *comScore Media Metrix Data based on an annual 12-month average comparing 2005 and 2006 unique visitor traffic. LexisNexis Survey, April 2006

    About comScore Media Metrix
    comScore Media Metrix is the industry standard for Internet audience measurement data, including details of visitation, demographics and online buying power for Web site audiences across U.S. and global markets. comScore Media Metrix, is the preferred source of Internet audience measurement for advertising agencies, publishers, marketers and financial analysts.

    About LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell's
    Martindale-Hubbell's ® (, from LexisNexis®, is the leading lawyer directory on the Web, providing consumers and small businesses access to a free database of more than 440,000 attorneys and law firms nationwide. helps site visitors make a fast, informed decision when choosing a lawyer. More than one million searches per month are conducted at by consumers and business people in search of the right lawyer for their needs.

    About LexisNexis
    LexisNexis ( is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis ® and Nexis ® research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier Group plc [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (, the company does business in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

  • Total Pages Viewed: 12 Million vs 3 Million 400% Lead
  • Average Minutes Per Visitor: 8 minutes vs 2 Minutes 365% Lead
  • Average Pages Per Visitor: 17 pages vs 4 pages 425% Lead
  • Total Minutes on Directory: 6 minutes vs 1 minute 600% Lead

    Source: comScore Media Metrix, Custom Reports December 2006

  • Side-by-Side Results Comparison - a one-page graphical view of key factors that help consumers decide which lawyer to choose, including whether the lawyer / law firm offers a free initial consultation, office location, firm size, etc.
  • Peer Review Rated Lawyers - part of a century-long tradition and exclusive to Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings are invaluable when evaluating a lawyer because a Peer Review Ratings attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics.

    If a lawyer is Peer Review Rated (has PRR next to his / her listing) it means that his / her colleagues have recognized the lawyer for his / her legal ability, ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.

  • Accurate and reliable profiles of 440,000 attorneys and firms worldwide.
  • Access to comprehensive law firm Web sites, which feature details such as practice focus, professional credentials, fees, office hours and directions.
  • Helpful tips on how to select an attorney so users can make more informed personal legal choices and identify high quality legal representation.
  • A wealth of information to help users better understand the law including consumer friendly explanations of major areas of law, articles on current legal topics, links to legal resources on the Web, a glossary of 10,000 legal terms, and more.
  • The online "Ask a Lawyer" feature along with interactive message boards and chats, which offer users the opportunity to submit questions and receive feedback.
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