Finding a Lawyer

There are as many ways to find a lawyer as there are lawyers and cases. Lawyers advertise in places like the Yellow Pages, newspapers, magazines, and even on Craigslist. It never hurts to check out an advertised attorney, but there are other ways of finding a lawyer as well.

Word of Mouth

The most common way to find a lawyer is by word of mouth. Start with the professionals you already use, like accountants, bankers (and bank tellers), and stock brokers. They may have used a particular attorney and had a good experience, or they might have a client whose expertise they respect. Move on to asking friends and family whether they’ve used a lawyer they would recommend to you. It’s not enough to ask whether they know any lawyers. ...

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