5 Places to Find a Reputable Lawyer for Your Legal Needs

Posted by Candice Larson on October 19th, 2017

At some point, most of us will face some kind of legal threat. Whether it's a traffic accident or a professional dispute, there may be times where you want to be aware of your legal rights and whether a legal challenge is warranted. In those cases, you'll want to turn to a lawyer for advice.

The nature of your legal problem will determine the type of lawyer you need to hire. Most lawyers concentrate their practice in a few legal specialties such as family law, criminal law, employment law, personal injury law, bankruptcy or civil litigation. Therefore, it is important to retain a lawyer with expertise and experience in the practice area for which you require his services.

Here's where you can choose a reputable one that fits your legal needs:


Newspaper, telephone directory, radio, television, and Internet ads, along with direct mail, can make you familiar with the names of lawyers who may be appropriate for your legal needs. Some ads also will help you determine a lawyer’s area of expertise. Other ads will quote a fee or price range for handling a specific type of “simple” case. Keep in mind that your case may not have a simple solution. If a lawyer quotes a fee, be certain you know exactly what services and expenses the charge does and does not include.

Local Referral Service

Most communities have referral services to help people find lawyers. You might be able to find them under “Lawyer Referral Service” or something similar in your yellow pages. These services usually recommend a lawyer in the area to evaluate a situation. Several services offer help to groups with unique characteristics, such as the elderly, immigrants, victims of domestic violence, or persons with a disability.

Personal Referrals

A better approach is to talk to people in your community who have experienced the same problem you face -- for example, if you have a claim of sexual harassment, talk to a women's group. Ask them who their lawyers were and what they think of them. If you talk to half a dozen people who have had a similar legal problem, chances are you'll come away with several good leads.

Online Services

Many sites, including Nolo.com, offer a way to connect with local lawyers based on your location and the type of legal case you have. You answer a few questions about your case and your contact information, then the right type of lawyers contact you directly. Talk to a local lawyer.

Business Referrals

There are businesses that can provide law services to the people from legal area you are interested with and can help you to identify a lawyer you need on your legal matter. Like if you are helping out your elder to claim benefits, you can speak to health insurance and other government agency.

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