How can I locate an attorney who might be retired? 47 Answers as of May 26, 2011

I am trying to locate and contact an attorney who might be retired. How do I get in touch with him or get the file? I am unable to find any contact information for him.

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Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Contact the State Bar of California or Google their website. They should have a record of him.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/26/2011
The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady
The Law Office of Kevin O'Grady | Kevin O'Grady
Contact the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Answer Applies to: Hawaii
Replied: 3/6/2011
Harrison & Harrison
Harrison & Harrison | Samuel Harrison
Start with the State Bar of Georgia. If he is retired or deceased , theymay have a last known address. That should give you a starting point. If you know where he used to practice, call some of the lawyers in that area. They may have an address or another way to contact the person you are looking for. Lawyers are not required to keepfile forever. The bar has published suggested guidelines about file retention. Depending on the subject and the time that has passed since it was closed, the lawyer's file may no longer exist.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/4/2011
Bloom Legal, LLC
Bloom Legal, LLC | Seth J. Bloom
You may be able to contact the local bar association to see if they have any information on him. If the attorney in question practiced in Louisiana, you can find contact information for the Louisiana Bar Association online.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 3/1/2011
Law Offices of John Carney
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
The New York Bar Association has the registered office number of every attorney in New York, but if he has given up his office you may have to use an online locater service. The Bar Association does not keep the cell phone of attorneys, but if he was a member of the Assigned Counsel Plan they will have his cell number if it is the same as when he was practicing.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/28/2011
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law
    William C. Gosnell, Attorney at Law | William C. Gosnell
    Write to the state board of professional resp.
    Answer Applies to: Tennessee
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
    The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
    I would contact the Florida Bar, many retired lawyers maintain their bar memberships. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Law Offices of Scott G. Hilderman
    Law Offices of Scott G. Hilderman | Scott G. Hilderman
    You should contact the state bar association; depending on how long he has been retired they may be able to help.
    Answer Applies to: Montana
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    I would contact the State of Illinois bar or the Stae of Illinois Disciplinary and Registry Department to see if the lawyer is still in practice. However, if he is retired, I am not able to answer where to look for this lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    The Law Offices of Stephen M. Wiles, LLC
    The Law Offices of Stephen M. Wiles, LLC | Stephen M. Wiles
    Hire a private investigator. Deep South Investigations, Inc. is excellent.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Rice & Co., LPA
    Rice & Co., LPA | Kollin Rice
    An attorney who is still licensed to practice in Ohio, or probably even if registered as inactive, can be found using the Ohio Supreme Court website: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/AttySvcs/AttyReg/Public_AttorneyInformation.asp If an attorney is no longer registered, you will have to look the same way you would to find anyone. My first suggestion would be to try to contact former law partners or attorneys in the attorney's former office. (Your file might even be there with any successor attorney or firm.)
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C.
    Theodore W. Robinson, P.C. | Theodore W. Robinson
    The best way to locate an attorney who may be retired is to contact the Bar Association in the county in which he practiced and if that doesn't work, then try the Appellate Division in which his office was located. However, depending upon how long its been since you were his client, he may not have your file any longer, but, then again, he may have it.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    The attorney can be reached by checking with the State's licensinbg agency for attorneys. In Minnesota, it can be found at http://www.mncourts.gov/mars/
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Harris Law Firm
    Harris Law Firm | Jennifer C. Robins
    I would suggest you contact the state bar association. They may be able to assist you.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 2/27/2011
    Goolsby Law Office
    Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
    I would recommend that you contact either the state bar of Georgia or his local bar association. Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/25/2011
    Arnold & Wadsworth
    Arnold & Wadsworth | Brian Arnold
    The Utah Bar may have their information. Check utahbar.org.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 2/25/2011
    Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
    Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
    First this response is general information only and does not establish an attorney client relationship. However you can try the local Bar Association in the County where he maintained his practice or you can also try the Office of Court Administration on Beaver Street in Manhattan, they maintain records of practicing and recently retired attorneys. Also there are companies that spe3cialize in locating people. Try to find these companies by searching on Google or Yahoo. If really needed you can also hire a Private investigator if all else fails.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 2/25/2011
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
    Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
    Go on the internet for www.calbar.ca.gov. There is a section called something like "Attorney Locator" and you can look him up there. Even if he is dead or disbarred the information will be on that site. If you cannot find him call the California State Bar office nearest to you )Sac, LA, SF) and they will help you. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    LT Pepper Law
    LT Pepper Law | Luke T. Pepper
    If he is PA attorney, he will be list even if retired on line at the Supreme Court of Pa website.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    Try contacting the state bar. Even if he is retired he is probably still a member, whether active or in-active. Try locating him through the membership directory at the state bar. Best of everything.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    The Umansky Law Firm
    The Umansky Law Firm | William D. Umansky
    Please contact the Florida bar as they may have contact info in their membership records. If not, they may be able to steer you in right direction!
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    Contact the State Bar and the county bar where the attorney practiced.Whether he is still practicing or not, the bar should have an address for him.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC
    Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC | Lacy Fields
    Call the Missouri Bar.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Law Office of Daniel J. Larin
    Law Office of Daniel J. Larin | Daniel Larin
    On line go to the Michigan Bar Member Directory and enter the lawyers name. If he or she is still alive, you will at least get an address.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Law Offices of H. Frank Rubio
    Law Offices of H. Frank Rubio | Herman Frank Rubio
    You might want to contact the Florida Bar or go on their web site.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    Local bar or state bar. If you can't find him, talk to other local attorneys or judges and ask them. Last option is the American bar. Google him and hope for the best. Private investigators can usually find anyone.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Kathleen N. Carey Law Offices, PLC
    Kathleen N. Carey Law Offices, PLC | Kathleen N. Carey
    Contact the local state bar, however, if he or she is not practicing, there may not be an address available. The attorney may not be required to maintain a file beyond a certain amount of time depending on the state bar rules or guidelines.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Giannini Law Office, PC
    Giannini Law Office, PC | Robert Giannini
    I suggest you contact the State Bar in the state where the attorney's office was. If he was licensed in that state they will likely have his current contact information, if he is still alive.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/24/2011
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts
    Law Office of Andrew Roberts | Andrew Stephen Roberts
    Check with the State Bar website.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/24/2011
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