Where is the best way I can go to find a lawyer? 30 Answers as of October 02, 2014

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James Sterling Lawrence, Attorney at Law | James Sterling Lawrence
One good place to look is at the website avvo.com. You can specify the area of law, and the location, and lawyers will be listed for you. You can click on the lawyers' names and go to their pages that have info about the lawyers. You can also look at questions the lawyers have answered online, which might give you an idea if the lawyer knows anything or not. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/2/2014
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Almost all local bar assns have a referral plan. For instance, the Los Angeles County Bar Association has lists of lawyers who specialize in various sorts of legal areas.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/30/2014
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
If you have an auto accident, they will crawl out from under every rock in the city. Actually the best way to get to a lawyer is to speak with someone who had a good experience with one, and get referred. Be careful because some people get paid for sending clients to lawyers and they don't even know anything about the lawyer to whom they are sending you. I mean, speak to a satisfied actual and real client. It is like getting steered to a date. If that doesn't work, contact the Bar Association for the County or the State, and ask for a referral through their Lawyer Referral Service. Responding to TV, radio or billboard ads may not be in your best interest; you can find good people and you can find idiots. That is why a referral is the best source.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/30/2014
Vasilaros Legal,LLC
Vasilaros Legal,LLC | Steven T. Vasilaros
I would start with a call to the local bar association of your city or county. If not, then call the state bar association of your state. Most have list of attorneys and the types of cases they will accept.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 9/30/2014
Anderson Law Office
Anderson Law Office | Scott L. Anderson
The best way is by referral but if you don't know any attorneys it is best to do web searches in the county or city you reside and call several attorneys until you have a good relationship with them. Best of luck in your search.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/30/2014
    Coulter's Law
    Coulter's Law | Coulter K. Richardson
    Each county has a bar association referral program. Try there first.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    In the larger cities there is usually a bar office and they keep lists of lawyers names who handle different types of cases. the state bar in Raleigh may also be able to help.where are you located?
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Candiano Law Office
    Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
    First of all, if you had insurance, your insurance company will pay for an attorney to defend you. If you did NOT have insurance, go no further. You can find an experienced Personal Injury attorney here on Law QA. Attorneys on Law QA want to help you but we are not permitted to solicit your business. You must contact us.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Pius Joseph A Professional Law Corp. | Pius Joseph
    If it personal injury you look up lawyers in lawqa or Avvo in you area.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
    James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
    Start with asking friends and family. Try to find someone who has had a similar legal problem to yours and see who their lawyer was. See if they'll recommend that lawyer or another one to you. Do research online to see if you even need a lawyer. There is plenty of free information about the law out there. For instance, I offer free books about various areas of the law so you can educate yourself and decide whether you need a lawyer. You can also go to the Bar Association. Although they cannot recommend anyone, they do have a referral service and can refer you to a lawyer. If you qualify, Legal Aid might be able to help. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    What better than LawQA?
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
    Ask around. A referral from someone you trust is better than accepting self-serving statements from attorney advertising.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum
    Law Office of Edward J. Blum | Edward J. Blum
    The best way to find a lawyer is ask others find out who they had positive experiences with and hire that lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Law Office of Linda K. Frieder
    Law Office of Linda K. Frieder | Linda K. Frieder, Esq.
    That would be referrals.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Gregory M Janks, PC
    Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
    If you are looking for a "defense" attorney as you indicate in the "Law Area" you filled out, then you should check with your insurers to see if any of your liability policies (i.e.: auto, homeowners, etc.) provide an attorney for you. If this is not available, then asking friends/relatives/coworkers is 1 way to find an attorney. Of course you can also search on the internet, in phone books, by calling your local Bar Association, etc.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Penglase & Benson, Inc.
    Penglase & Benson, Inc. | John Benson
    Word of mouth always is good. Find out who your friends and family use. The internet is a good soured as well. If you call the local bar association they will often have a lawyer referral service that can connect you to a good attorney as well.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Peterson Law Offices PC
    Peterson Law Offices PC | Todd Peterson
    You can find a lawyer right here on this site; right here for an injury accident. If you don't see a lawyer type that you need, you can contact the Oregon Bar Referral at osbar.org.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    Since I don't know what kind of lawyer you need, its difficult to answer. Generally, the best way is through a referral of a satisfied client.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Adler Law Group, LLC
    Adler Law Group, LLC | Lawrence Adler
    The answer will depend on the type of matter you have.
    Answer Applies to: Connecticut
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Boesen Law, LLC
    Boesen Law, LLC | Joseph J. Fraser III
    I believe you have found a very good way here at LAWQA, but there are many different areas of specialization in the law, so you need to clarify what situation needs to be addressed.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Law Office of James E. Smith
    Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
    Go get consultations with them.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    You can find personal injury attorneys, like myself, at AVVO.com, Findlaw.com or other sites that identify attorneys by specialty area.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Interview some, check their rating on the internet, seek referrals and opinions from friends, explain your situation to attorney who are members of your church, in your neighborhood.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    Call and talk to them. If they won't talk to you on phone, they will never call you back after you hire them.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Ty Wilson Law
    Ty Wilson Law | Ty Wilson
    I always advise you speak with friends who know lawyers? A lot depends upon the type of law that you need the lawyer for. If you were in a car wreck and were allegedly at fault, if you have auto insurance, the auto insurance company is required to defend you up to your limits of liability so you should start with them. Another great resource is any bar referral service such as the Atlanta Bar Referral Service for members of the Atlanta Bar Association, there is also one one for the Cobb Bar Association and several others throughout metro Atlanta. If you are not in the Atlanta area, look for bar associations in the county you are in. Before anyone can help they will need to know what area of the law you are dealing with. Good luck!
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    A variety of places. Google and Avvo.com are good places to start. Check with the state bar referral system. Ask friends or family for input. Court reporters and judge's clerks are good to because they see lawyers everyday-good and bad. Lawyer.com is also a good site. Look for someone close to your area and is well versed with the area of law that you need. Check for online reviews of past clients and to see if the lawyer has ever been disciplined by the state bar.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    The best way is through a personal reference. A friend or relative who knows or has used the services of a lawyer. Then, contact that lawyer. It may be that your situation may be one that the lawyer does not handle, for example your friend had a speeding ticket that was taken care of, but you have a medical malpractice claim. But, lawyers know other lawyers, so you may be able to get a reference that way. If that does not work, try your local bar association.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Vincent J. Bernabei LLC
    Vincent J. Bernabei LLC | Vincent J. Bernabei
    Ask a family member, friend, acquaintance, or co-worker for a referral.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich
    The Law Firm of Dmitriy Shakhnevich | Dmitriy Shakhnevich
    The Internet has a lot of the information you would need to find one that suits you.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/30/2014
    Utah Injury Lawyer
    Utah Injury Lawyer | Will Rodgers
    Referral. The best way to find a good injury lawyer is to ask around and get a referral to one. My business is 100% referral from current and past clients, other lawyers, and doctors. I would be happy to discuss your potential case with you, if you like. Either way, good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Utah
    Replied: 9/30/2014
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