Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Recently, Avvo, a website that rates professionals, created a profile and rated me. (Of course, anyone who picks a lawyer based on a website like this deserves what he or she gets.) Because I don't practice law, I asked Avvo to remove my profile. Here is its response.(The inability to spell my name correctly does not give confidence is the quality of the operation) Any suggestions?
Nov 24 15:55
Thank you for contacting Avvo. We do not delete profiles on Avvo.com. The information in a lawyer profile is pulled from public records and publicly available information.
If you are concerned that public information we share on our website is incorrect, please let us know and we will do our best to update it. Please also check with your state bar association to ensure your information is updated in the public records.
We can make an exception to remove all information except your license details, name, and client reviews.
You also have the option to hide your rating if one is displayed:
Avvo will remove the numerical rating from your profile.
Your profile will read "This attorney has requested that their Avvo Rating not be displayed"
Attorneys who have not been disciplined and who do not wish to appear in Avvo's practice area search results may choose this option," and will not appear in practice area searches on Avvo.
However, licensing details and client reviews will remain visible.
Please let us know what you would like to do.