Peer Reviews

An attorney's reputation with local lawyers and judges is even more important than it may seem at first blush. Recognition of a lawyer as "the best" by other lawyers and judges who are familiar with an attorney's knowledge, skills and the results they obtain is the best reassurance clients can have that they have chosen their lawyer wisely. That is obvious. What may not be as obvious is the influence an attorney's reputation has on the judges before whom the attorney tries cases, and on the opposing party's lawyer and client.

Lawyers whom judges know to be knowledgeable, experienced, skilled and honest are trusted and respected. That makes a difference. Likewise, the importance of a lawyer's reputation as a skilled and experienced trial lawyer who consistently gets great results has an enormous impact on both the timing and the terms of settlement.

A lot of lawyers are highly regarded as "litigators," who are knowledgeable, intelligent, hard-working and articulate. But these days very few lawyers have the reputation with the bench and bar as "trial lawyers" who have the special knowledge, skill and temperament that can be acquired only from extensive trial experience. All things being equal, who would not prefer a surgeon who was smart, well trained and highly experienced to one who was just as intelligent and well educated, but did not have any significant experience in the operating theater? The attorneys at Mazzarella & Mazzarella are known as trial lawyers, who aren't afraid to try cases, and when they do, get great results. That is why in poll after poll, year after year, their peers put them on the list of the best business lawyers in San Diego.

San Diego "Super Lawyers"

"Super Lawyers" are selected based upon a comprehensive peer review process conducted by the prestigious firm of Thompson & Reuters. Both Mark Mazzarella and Daral Mazzarella have received recognition as a "San Diego Super Lawyer" every year since Thompson & Reuters Super Lawyers peer reviews were first conducted. Mark Mazzarella has been named a "Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer," a "Top Rated General Litigation Lawyer," and a "Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyer." Daral Mazzarella has been named a "Top Rated Business Litigation Lawyer," and a "Top Rated Construction Litigation Lawyer."

Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory

Martindale-Hubbell has been conducting attorney peer reviews for over 100 years, and is considered to be the premier attorney rating firm in the United States. Mark Mazzarella has received Martindale Hubbell's highest possible rating "AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0" for both legal ability and ethical standards every year for the past 36 years, since just his second year in practice. Daral Mazzarella has received the "AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0" rating from Martindale-Hubbell every year since 1999.

The Best In the U.S

Mark Mazzarella has been listed in "The Best In the U.S." each year since its inception. In some years, Mr. Mazzarella was the only San Diego real estate litigator to receive this distinction.

Other Peer Review Recognition

Year after year, the attorneys at Mazzarella & Mazzarella have been recognized as San Diego's "Top Attorneys," "Best Attorneys" and "Lawyers of Distinction" in peer reviews in:

  • The San Diego Daily Transcript
  • The San Diego Business Journal
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • The New York Times
  • CNN
  • USA Today