Avvo Legal Marketplace Earns the Coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval

June 6, 2013


Seattle, Wash — Avvo, Inc., the web’s largest expert-only legal Q&A forum, directory and legal marketplace (http://www.avvo.com),today announced that the Avvo Legal Marketplace has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval.  PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 60,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents. The Avvo Legal Marketplace PTPA Seal of Approval winner’s page is located here.

The Avvo Legal Marketplace was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA™ Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own homes to ensure that PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Media™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value.

“It’s an honor to be awarded the PTPA Seal of Approval for the Avvo Legal Marketplace,” said Leigh McMillan, vice president of marketing, Avvo, Inc. “Avvo helps more than 5 million people every month make smarter, more confident legal decisions at every state of the process – from researching a legal issue to hiring the right attorney.”

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, CEO and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “When consumers search for our Seal of Approval on product packaging and web sites, they are essentially searching for validation from their peers.  Their peers will have objectively tested and approved these products based on their performance in a real life environment. That type of resource for families is priceless.”

About Avvo, Inc.

Avvo.com is the web’s largest legal Q&A forum, directory and legal marketplace (http://www.avvo.com), connecting hundreds of thousands of consumers and lawyers every month.  In Avvo’s Q&A forum consumers can get free legal advice 24/7 from more than 125,000 participating lawyers, and Avvo’s directory provides comprehensive profiles, client reviews, peer endorsements and the industry-recognized Avvo Rating for more than 95 percent of all lawyers in the U.S.  The Avvo Legal Marketplace, currently available for traffic tickets and divorce cases, revolutionizes how consumers find and hire an attorney. In addition, Avvo helps lawyers grow their business with Avvo Ignite, a cloud-based marketing platform and website solution designed specifically for attorneys. Founded in 2007, Avvo is privately held with funding from Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Ignition Partners.

About PTPA Media, Inc.

PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company’s mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve consumer access to quality products and services for their families and homes.