Back on November 23rd I submitted a rating and review on Kevin Prendergast to the Martindale review website.(please see my previous post about this guy) The next day, I received a verification email from them and promptly responded. As of today, the review had still not been posted. So I called them to find out why. They are supposed to get back with me on this. However, in my conversation with them I found out that the lawyers are allowed to suppress reviews at will. Now to be fair to the Martindale site, if a lawyer does elect to suppress a review, than all reviews are suppressed, both good and bad. But to someone looking at that lawyers profil, all it will say, (if that lawyer has suppressed the reviews,) is that the lawyer has not been reviewed. It does not tell you that the lawyer has suppressed the reviews or anything like that. Just that he has no reviews. I could understand giving the lawyers the ability to suppress reviews that are not validated, but they allow them to suppress ligitimet reviews as well with no indication that this has happened. What a worthless and deceptive "service" Martindale is providing to the public. Deceptive because it allows unscrupulous lawyers to appear as just not being rated. And if you read their disclaimer, it states that... Because an attorney or law firm has no reviews, that is not to be misconstrued as a negative. I hammered there review department just now. I hope you will take the time to go on their website, get their number, and hammer them on this also. I would post the number, but I don't think that would be aloud here.