Jim is proud to have earned the recognition of
his peers as having an "A.V." rating under the
Martindale- Hubbell rating system for ethics and competence. Martindale-Hubbell conducts ongoing surveys of attorneys based upon random samplings of other attorneys. An
A.V. rating is the highest possible rating in the categories of ethics and competence.
||Jim has been recently selected for inclusion in
BEST LAWYERS CONSUMER GUIDE, which is based on an exhaustive survey of the 15,000 leading attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America, the leading lawyer referral guide for almost two decades. Lawyers are not required or
| allowed to pay a fee to be listed in this guide, so inclusion is considered a vote of respect from fellow attorneys, and, therefore, a singular honor.
|He has also been selected as one of the leading American attorneys in the area of plaintiff personal injury law:
American Attorneys is a listing of America's most respected legal counsel as selected by their peers performed by the American Research Corporation, which conducted an extensive survey of Minnesota attorneys to identify the state's most outstanding legal practitioners. Fewer than six percent of Minnesota attorneys received this distinction from their peers.
Jim has been named as a leading American attorney in 1999 and 2000.
Jim has also received the honor of being included in the 2000-2001
WHO. Inclusion in WHO'S WHO is limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.
Betz graduated "with distinction" from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of
Management in 1975.