SM&P Attorneys Sabatini and Webre Recognized as 2017 Avvo.com Award Winners

by Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor

We are pleased to announce that Avvo.com, the nation's leading attorney directory and rating platform, has named SM&P Partner Randy Sabatini and attorney Melanie Webre as recipients of the 2017 Avvo Client’s Choice and Top Contributor Awards, respectively.

The Client’s Choice Awards are given to top-tier, legal professionals who receive five or more 4- or 5-star Avvo reviews within a single year. Avvo reviews focus on four main attorney attributes: trustworthiness, responsibility, knowledge, and dedication to keeping clients informed. Avvo ratings are indicative of a lawyer’s experience, professionalism, and background. Undoubtedly, this award serves as a testament to the quality of service Randy provides for his clients day in and day out.

Randy’s clients find him first and foremost to be a good listener. He helps them feel comfortable, find a common point of reference, and then set a process to achieve their goals. Through this emotional time, Randy remains calm and unflappable, representing his clients’ best interests through productive discussion rather than conflict.

The Top Contributor Award presented to Melanie is reserved by Avvo for those exemplary attorneys who devote an extraordinary amount of time and resources to offering reliable legal information and providing top-ranking answers to questions posted on the forum. Contributors earn points in accordance with the quality and helpfulness of their answers.

Melanie earned the prestigious distinction of Top Contributor by garnering well over 1,500 contributor points. The honor sets Melanie apart as an attorney who not only possesses outstanding skill and knowledge in her field, but displays a passion for helping others through her consistent willingness to share her expertise through the Avvo forum.

Melanie’s colleagues find her to be well organized, a great listener, and detail-oriented with the ability to absorb large amounts of information and documentation then recast it in a way that tells a clear story of benefit to the client. Clients also use positive descriptors: tenacious, thorough, patient, empathetic, and incredible in court. With her pedigreed resume, years of family law experience, and the best human and professional characteristics all melded into one tough advocate and caring counselor, it is no wonder she is a welcome and perfect fit at SM&P.

Avvo.com is a nationally recognized, online law directory founded in 2007. The website provides individuals seeking legal advice, or who wish to obtain information regarding an attorney, with law office profiles, attorney reviews, legal guides, and answers to frequently asked legal questions. Avvo’s database of lawyers includes a listing of their credentials and qualifications, notable cases they have tried, memberships, and awards

Attorneys across the country have the opportunity to answer questions posted on the Avvo forum and provide information regarding a variety of legal issues. Those utilizing the forum have the opportunity to vote on the helpfulness of the answers posted. Other attorneys may also endorse a colleague's answer. These services are offered at no charge, and attorneys receive no compensation for the information they provide.