Looking for an attorney can be time consuming. We really don’t hire attorneys often. Also we do not normally ask pals or family for help with legal matters. So we don’t ask for recommendations for legal representatives. The good news is the legal world has changed a lot and there are some online sites to find attorneys. We’ve used these every year or so and we like the attorney’s we’ve been able to hire online. Here’s more about how to do an attorney search.
If you’re looking for a lawyer or want to find an attorney to ask legal inquiries, go to Avvo.com. What is Avvo.com? Avvo is a website to help you find an attorney and get legal recommendations. Your other alternatives to locate an attorney are the yellow pages or go to the state bar association websites. Go to the bottom of this page to find the websites for attorneys in California, New York and Florida. But we think Avvo.com is faster and less complicated to discover a lawyer. We’ve utilized it for employment issues and traffic tickets.
Here is a partial list below. But you’ll want to go to the Avvo.com site to see if your question is covered.
Insolvency and debt
Wills and estates
What’s wonderful about Avvo.com is that you can post a question in the site and get a free answer back. The answers are provided by experienced attorneys. You’ll be able to read the answer and see if this is the type of advice that you’re looking for. Get free legal insight from knowledgeable lawyers.
To locate an attorney in Avvo.com you should look through the site. You will want to look for lawyers that practice where you live or where your legal question pertains. For example, if you have an employment question the company you work for is located in California you may want to pick an attorney in California. Here is more information on selecting an attorney.
To locate an attorney you can look by area or specialty. For example, if you’re looking for a lawyer in California, Michigan, Florida, Georgia or New York you can pick the state. This is generally a good idea to choose the state where your legal question pertains. For example, if you have a speeding ticket in Philadelphia you will want to hire an attorney who practices in that state and city.
Lawyers typically specialize in specific areas. Some attorneys will work outside their main area but you really want someone who specializes in your area.
Former clients of legal representatives will compose testimonials of their experiences. This is quite helpful in understanding the level and type of service the attorney provides. A lot of testimonials will be positive and that’s understandable. Lawyers have a chance to review and approve the evaluation before it is posted online. Nevertheless, if you see many favorable evaluations you will know that the lawyer is trending positive and giving good service to their clients. If you see few testimonials then you will know that you may need to avoid the attorney or simply ask the lawyer why there are so few reviews?
Read Reviews of Attorneys
State Bar Association Website