2015 Top Lawyers

An independent firm selects 83 Coachella Valley attorneys in 20 specialties

Site Staff Top Lawyers


When you need a lawyer, it’s important to have a trusted source for quality attorney referrals on hand.

As a service to readers, Palm Springs Life has partnered with Avvo — a Seattle-based company that rates and profiles attorneys nationwide — to provide a detailed resource guide.

Avvo (short for avvocato, the Italian word for lawyer) was founded in 2006 by former Expedia.com executive Mark Britton. The company uses a proprietary algorithm to rate attorneys on a 10-point scale, factoring in peer endorsements, education, experience, awards, associations, training, speaking engagements, and publications. These ratings are continuously refreshed based on new information obtained from attorneys, as well as from licensing and disciplinary authorities.

This year, the firm has selected 83 Coachella Valley–based attorneys in 20 different specialties, assisting you in making informed decisions on choosing a lawyer regardless of how much you know about the law. The selection process was developed with input from hundreds of expert industry consultants and advisers, practicing professionals, and consumers.

While the roster on the pages that follow is thorough and well-researched, many good attorneys don’t appear on the list. This resource is only one step in the journey toward finding the right attorney for your needs.

Visit www.avvo.com for each lawyer’s Avvo profile and rating.

— The Editors