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Avvo uses an algorithm to determine a lawyer's rating on their website. It's based on a lot of factors, not just client reviews. They use length of practice, state bar discipline,etc. A lawyer can also pay Avvo for preferential placement on Avvo, meaning usually the lawyers you see first are the ones that paid Avvo to list them first. A lawyer could certainly be dishonest and create false identities and write false reviews, just like a business could be dishonest and pay people to write false reviews on Yelp. Your best option is to always visit the lawyer in person before hiring them and check their state bar listing to see if they've had any reprimands or grievances filed against them. If you don't like them, or don't get along with them, it's okay. Trust your gut.
That is not necessarily true. It is possible, but probably not true. That would take the lawyer a lot of time and most lawyer are not going to have the time to write over 40-50 fake reviews.