LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell today unveiled an enhanced version of its Martindale.com lawyer directory site that includes a tool allowing side-by-side comparisons of lawyers’ credentials. The tool allows users to compare up to four law firms or lawyers based upon criteria such as areas of practice, size of firm, office locations, educational background and attorney bar admissions.

Here is how it works. Conduct a search for, say, intellectual property lawyer in Massachusetts, and the results page includes a button at the top labeled “compare selections.” Check the box next to up to four of the names listed on the results page, click the button, and the results appear in column format on a new page. For law firms, the comparison lists location, practice areas, other offices, year established and firm size. For individual lawyers, the comparison lists title, firm, location, peer review rating, practice areas, law school, college, bar admissions, languages spoken and professional associations.

The redesign also adds a simplified search form and a browse capability for lawyer and law firm searches.

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