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We make expert legal help and information available whenever and wherever you need it, because you deserve access to first-rate, personal legal advice from the best lawyers out there.
On Avvo, you’ll find detailed profiles for more than 95% of practicing lawyers in the U.S., including the objective Avvo Rating, client and peer reviews, and cost information.
Whether you are just starting to research a legal issue, need an answer to a legal question or are deciding which lawyer to hire, Avvo gives you the tools you need to make the right decisions and move forward at every step.
Avvo was founded in Seattle, Washington in 2007 by Mark Britton, a former Expedia executive. While teaching in Italy, Mark was contacted by many friends and relatives seeking his advice on legal issues and recommendations on attorneys to hire. He believed a better solution was to combine expert information and transparency with the accessibility that technology enables. And so, with the help of Sendi Widjaja, one of Expedia's top development managers, Avvo was born. Our name pays homage to these origins: "Avvo" is short for "avvocato," the Italian word for lawyer.