* A "CV" Rating is an excellent first Rating and a statement of a lawyer's above average ability and very high ethics.
* A "BV" Rating is an indication of an exemplary reputation and well-established practice. A typical lawyer is in mid-career, with a significant client base and high professional standing.
* Tom Rand has achieved an "A/V" Rating. This shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.