Where is the best place for me to find a lawyer? 52 Answers as of October 02, 2015

Where is the best place for me to find a lawyer?

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Studinski Law, LLC
Studinski Law, LLC | Jason Studinski
The best place to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers if they've ever needed attorney services. Not only will they give you names, they'll let you know what kind of service/results they received. (You don't get that kind of reliable information from a Google search, Yellow Pages listing or late night TV commercial.)
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 10/2/2015
O'Keefe Legal Services, L.L.C.
O'Keefe Legal Services, L.L.C. | Sean P. O'Keefe
You may want to ask your friends for personal recommendations, contact a lawyer referral service, or search for an attorney/law firm on the Internet for the legal and geographic area desired.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 9/29/2015
Law Office of Pamela Braynon | Pamela Y. Braynon
I suggest you consult with friends and family that have dealt with an attorney locally. You can also check the local bar association in the county that you reside in.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/21/2015
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
The best way to find an attorney is through a referral from a friend or relative. Otherwise, look through the yellow pages or google "criminal attorney", "family law attorney", etc. with your city and state. You can also search the following websites: www.AVVO.com www.lawyers.com www.attorneys.com www.findlaw.com Interview as many attorneys as you can and go with the one you feel most comfortable with and can afford.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/21/2015
KEYL ADR Services, LLC | Mark D. Keyl
I suggest calling the State Bar Association for a referral.
Answer Applies to: Mississippi
Replied: 9/18/2015
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    Before you go on an odyssey to find an attorney, decide what you are looking for in an attorney. Do you want someone who will do your bidding? A friend in court? A trusted advisor? A pit-bull? Someone with a broad understanding of the law? Someone with specialized skills? Someone who is a legal scholar? Someone easy to talk to and easy to understand? The classic way to find an attorney is by asking a friend who has been through similar problems about his attorney. The modern way is to read online reviews.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    The Krone Law Firm, LLC | Norman B. Krone
    There are many web sites that list attorneys. Depending upon the nature of your needs, that might be the best place to start.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    Mankus & Marchan, LTD
    Mankus & Marchan, LTD | Tony Mankus
    We represent clients in tax controversies and bankruptcies.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
    The best place is to speak with people you know who've had a similar problem and get their recommendation. For example, if your looking at a divorce and you know someone that is happy with their lawyer who got a settlement in a car accident case, that's probably not the lawyer you want - because she specializes in another area. The next place is to research online for a lawyer in your area that works in this speciality. The thing you want to avoid is a lawyer that's advertising on TV. These people tend to do a high volume of cases paying little attention to each case. They have lots of non-attorney staffers who will be your only contact. Many of the groups that advertise will refer you to any attorney who pays their fees regardless of qualifications. The local bar association generally has a referral service, but again they get a fee from the attorney and will refer you to any attorney who pays the fees.
    Answer Applies to: Ohio
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
    Referrals are the best indication that the attorney can help you. You can also search the internet and set up an appointment with an attorney that may appeal to you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    Law Offices of Lauren H. Kane | Lauren H. Kane
    Ask friends and check out several lawyers before you make a decision. he or she should be knowledgeable, attentive and know the law and be familiar with the court system where your case will be.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C.
    Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C. | David Nabow Soloway
    Obtaining a recommendation of an immigration attorney from another attorney may be a particularly reliable way to select immigration counsel. Websites like LawQA and Avvo.com also can be useful resources, as can recommendations of friends who were impressed with legal services provided by an attorney. Advertisements generally are NOT a good way to select an attorney. In selecting an immigration attorney, insist that the attorney be a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). I also recommend that you select an attorney who devotes his/her entire practice to the complex and fast-changing area of immigration law, rather than a lawyer who works in multiple areas of law and merely dabbles in immigration law. Some immigration law firms, including mine, offer legal services on a "flat fee" basis so that a client will know the total expense from the very beginning, and a few immigration law firms, including mine, offer an initial consultation free of charge.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    At the courthouse.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/17/2015
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    You should contact your local county bar association attorney referral service to acquire referrals in your area.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Anderson Law Office
    Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
    It is best to either have a referral from a person you know and trust or to do research on the internet. Make sure you look at the attorney's reviews and experience.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    A good question. Maybe the answer is "only in heaven" but in any case you can talk to relatives, friends, and neighbors and ask them about their experiences with lawyers. You can check peoples backgrounds to some degree on I have on AVVO.com. Most states' bar associations also have lawyer referral offices. These may or may not give you good service.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    For bankruptcy try nacba.org. Any one who is serious about handling bankruptcy cases for consumers should be a member.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
    Traditionally, word of mouth has been the best way. Talk to friends and relatives that have had the same problem and have had to get a lawyer. Do research on the internet. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Minor, Bandonis and Haggerty, P.C.
    Minor, Bandonis and Haggerty, P.C. | Brian Haggerty
    Call the Oregon State Bar. They have a lawyer referral service; lawyers sign up and agree to provide low-cost consultations. You could interview two or three lawyers and see which one seems to suit you best, and has the best grip on what you need.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Gregory M Janks, PC
    Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
    There is probably no "best" place. You can ask friends, relatives or co-workers if they know of one that practices in the area of concern to you; you can search the internet; you can call local Bar Associations for a referral; you can look @ the Yellow Pages; you can look @ court filings to see which attorneys have handled similar claims and/or sued the same party; you can just call a local attorney and ask them if they know of good attorneys that handle the type of matter you may have - and there may well be other ways I didn't think of that others may cite.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    AVVO.com
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Law Office of Robert E McCall | Robert McCall
    Usually a bar or liquor store.Seriously, a personal referral by a friend or work colleague is the best reference.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
    1. Ask your friends. 2. Ask your local bar assn. for a referral. 3. Yellow pages. There are numerous web-sites on which you can check the background of lawyers (including, in some cases, their own). Also, check the State Bar site for basic info on any lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    David A. Browde, P.C.
    David A. Browde, P.C. | David Browde
    That depends - where do you live? What type of lawyer do you need?
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Ty Wilson Law | Ty Wilson
    Unfortunately, there is no one best place. However the good news is the Internet can provide you resources to help narrow down your search. First you must know what type of lawyer you need? The legal world is complex and most attorney handle one, two at most maybe three areas of the law. So start looking at the type of lawyer you need. For example, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant, Criminal, Civil, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Consumer law, Disability law, etc. After determining the area, look on-line rating sites there are several of them and I would not just look at one. Look for lawyers who have written materials they can send you so you can get better educated on your particular situation. If you hire the first attorney you speak with, it is not always the best result. You must be comfortable working with the way that attorney works do they make phone calls, email, letters how do they communicate, this of course is after you have determined that the attorney knows the area of law you need help in. Unfortunately, not all lawyers are the same and some are better at advertising than others.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Wellerstein Law Group, P.C.
    Wellerstein Law Group, P.C. | Elisha Wellerstein
    Avvo.com is a great place to start **
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson | Eric Johnson
    Nowhere. The best WAY to find the best lawyer for you is to pound the pavement and meet with 8 to 10 attorneys before you 1) learn what distinguishes good lawyers from bad; and 2) which of the good lawyers fits best with your needs. There is a HUGE disparity in the quality of lawyers. Review lawyer websites. Narrow your choices down to 8 or 10 prospects, then meet with your 8 to 10 prospects. Don't rely heavily on review sites. Look me up on review sites and you'll see some people say I'm God's gift to divorce law and other people will tell you I'm a despicable creature. Review sites aren't reliable. They are easily gamed. Don't assume that just because a lawyer has a license to practice law that he or she is competent. And PLEASE don't assume that all lawyers are competent, and so the question is just a matter of who charges the least. There's a point at which lawyers cannot (unless they are independently wealthy) perform work well without being paid well to do it. If you find a lawyer who charges "only" $50 per hour, odds are your lawyer is a thief. Buy cheap, pay (at least) twice is advice that applies in spades to divorce lawyers. Divorce lawyers are, in my opinion, generally not a very good group of people. There are very good divorce lawyers out there, but they take some work to find. There is no easy way out. The more effort you put into finding the best lawyer for you the more your investment will pay off down the road in your divorce case and afterward.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch | Jeffrey R. Gottlieb
    This sounds like a setup for one of those lawyer jokes. If it's a serious question, then it really depends on your case and what you're looking for. Try talking with friends and others that might have recommendations for people they've worked with. Also, do research on the internet for attorneys that do the type of work that you are looking to hire an attorney for. Then make some calls and see who you are comfortable with.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Sebby Law Office
    Sebby Law Office | Jayne Sebby
    Word of mouth is probably the most common way to find an attorney. If you know someone who has dealt with the same issues as you are facing, ask that person who he/she hired and whether he/ was satisfied with the work that was done. There are also several listings of attorneys on the Internet, including the areas they practice in. You can also check with your local or state bar association for attorneys in your area.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar
    The Law Offices of Mandy J. McKellar | Mandy J. McKellar
    The best place to find an attorney is usually from other clients or other lawyers.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Attorney At Law | James G. Maguire
    Most state bar associations have a lawyer referral service. You call them, tell them what your legal problem is, and they refer you to an attorney who practices in that area of the law.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
    What kind of lawyer? I know a guy who was a gambler, and he developed a criminal practice representing people whose last names ended in vowels, like i or o. You may call the legal referral service at the county bar association. They can usually help. If it is a personal injury case, they advertise like crazy on TV, cable, bill boards, restroom walls, buses. They ain't necessarily any good when they advertise, they are just able to do a snow job on a lot of people. If you know someone who had a good experience with a lawyer, you can ask the name of the lawyer. A personal reference is usually best; but just be sure the person isn't getting paid to refer clients to the lawyer. You want some who actually used the lawyer and was satisfied with the results.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
    The best place to find a lawyer is probably a personal referral, failing that you may choose to search the internet and reach out to one or two that interest you and get a sense for their working style and approach to your case, then decide.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Microtechnology Law & Analysis | Daniel Flamm
    Referrals from a lawyer's clients or another lawyer are often a useful start. I would not recommend effectuating an engagement based solely on internet solicitations (such as this) or advertisements. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
    Call the local attorney referral service offered by your county bar association.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law
    Mauritz Van Niekerk, Attorneys at Law | Christiaan van Niekerk
    Your local Bar Association would have a list of lawyers.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    WILLIAM L SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW | William L. Sanders
    Ask friends for reference. Or perhaps contact the State Bar for a referral.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Gregory S. Shurman, LLC
    Gregory S. Shurman, LLC | Gregory S Shurman
    It depends on the type of lawyer you are looking for. A referral from someone who's had a pleasant experience is always a good way to go. You can also do your own internet research and see who holds the type of experience you are looking for.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida
    Mediation Services of Southwest Florida | Dennis J. Leffert, J.D.
    Either a referral from a friend or go to the State Bar and look-up a lawyer that is a Certified Family Law Attorney. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Law Office of Patricia A. Simmons
    Law Office of Patricia A. Simmons | Patrica A Simmons
    Referrals from friends and family is a good place to start. In addition, you can contact your county bar association to request a consultation with an attorney whose practice area you are in seeking answers.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    There are any number of places where you might be able to engage an attorney, I would suggest you seek references from your friends and family, potentially contact the local Bar Association, look up parties on the Internet, call an interview potential professionals.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C.
    The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C. | Russell Gregory
    Right here. You've come to the right place to ask your questions, and see if your matter can be pursued.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Robinette Legal Group, PLLC
    Robinette Legal Group, PLLC | Jeffery Robinette
    Avvo.com is a lawyer rating site that you can use to compare lawyers in difference practice areas according to real client reviews. Also, you can use a search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for your city and the type of lawyer you need, For instance, search: Morgantown WV Car Accident Lawyer ...or whatever city or issue for which you need an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: West Virginia
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Ankerholz and Smith
    Ankerholz and Smith | Rian F. Ankerholz
    The LawQA Network is a great place to start. It allows you to narrow your search to lawyers who actually practice the type of law that you need. If that approach doesn't work for you, there are several other good lawyer referral websites easily found on the internet. If you search for a lawyer, choose by geography first; it is most economical and efficient to choose a lawyer in the jurisdiction where your case will be litigated. Once you have the names of several lawyers or law firms in the right locale, go to their individual websites and make sure they practice the kind of law that your case requires. Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. | Ernie Linek
    Talk to your friends and coworkers - one may have a good lawyer for your situation. Contact your local bar association - they may have a lawyer referral service. The Massachusetts Bar Association has such a service - visit the website at www.massbar.org.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Law Office of Kirk Buhler
    Law Office of Kirk Buhler | Kirk A Buhler
    Some lawyers specialize in a particular area of the law, and some perform general law. There are others that prefer litigation (in a court room) while other just like criminal or civil cases. Your best option is to search the internet in your area or the phone book to locate a lawyer that practices in your particular area of the legal system.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/16/2015
    Law Office of Joshua R.I. Cohen
    Law Office of Joshua R.I. Cohen | Joshua Cohen
    That depends, what kind of lawyer. You can do a google search with legal topic and your state or town, but that doesn't speak to quality of attorney, just marketing capability.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 9/16/2015
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