Seattle, WA - April 14, 2010 - Avvo, Inc. (www.avvo.com), the world's largest legal directory, announced today the availability of profiles and ratings for licensed attorneys in Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and West Virginia. With the addition of these nine new states, Avvo now covers every state in the Unites States and the District of Columbia.
"We're thrilled to have reached this important milestone," said Mark Britton, Founder and CEO of Avvo. "We've grown from concept to market leader very quickly, driven by consumer demand for more information and better legal guidance, and lawyers seeking cost-effective opportunities to get more business. It has been an exciting ride, and we're looking forward to more great things ahead."
As a result of this expansion, people throughout the U.S. will have more information and better guidance to find the right lawyer in their specific area. They can also utilize Avvo Answers, a free question and answer forum, to post specific questions - anonymously if desired - about legal issues, and receive personalized answers from attorneys practicing in their state.
Avvo profiles include the Avvo Rating - a sophisticated and responsible system that evaluates the lawyers' background, body of work and disciplinary records. Avvo also displays client reviews submitted by consumers and peer endorsements submitted by attorneys.
With this release, all of the licensed attorneys in the state of Missouri are now in Avvo's legal database.
Lawyers in the other eight new states, who are not currently in the Avvo database, can easily create their profile through a simple submission process. After Avvo validates and confirms the lawyer's status with the appropriate state bar, the profile will be included in Avvo's directory and search results.
Avvo is the only free website that empowers consumers to handle their legal matters with confidence. Avvo offers ratings and profiles for every lawyer, as well as client reviews, peer reviews and attorney disciplinary records. Avvo also offers Avvo Answers, the world's largest question and answer forum where people can ask real attorneys - anonymously if desired - any legal question and receive personalized answers. Additionally, Avvo Legal Guides are a resource of lawyer-generated best practices for consumers seeking guidance on their legal issues. The website currently covers all 50 states in the United States and the District of Columbia. Founded in early 2006, Avvo is privately held, with funding from private investors, Benchmark Capital, Ignition Partners and DAG Ventures. For more information, visit www.avvo.com.