Looking for a lawyer can be time consuming. We do not hire attorneys often. Also we do not normally ask good friends or family members for help with legal matters. So we don’t ask for recommendations for attorneys. 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 an attorney or want to find an attorney to ask legal questions, go to Avvo.com. What is Avvo.com? Avvo is a website to help you find an attorney and get legal suggestions. Your other alternatives to find 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 easier to discover a lawyer. We’ve utilized it for employment matters 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.
Personal bankruptcy and debt
Wills and estates
What’s wonderful about Avvo.com is that you could post an inquiry 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 suggestions from knowledgeable lawyers.
To locate a lawyer in Avvo.com you should look through the site. You will want to look for attorneys 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 a lawyer you can look by location 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 pick the state where your legal question pertains. For example, if you have a speeding ticket in Philadelphia you will want to hire a lawyer who practices in that state and city.
Lawyers usually 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 attorneys will create evaluations of their experiences. This is very helpful in understanding the level and type of service the attorney provides. The majority of evaluations will be positive and that’s understandable. Attorneys have an opportunity to review and approve the testimonial before it is posted online. However, if you see many favorable testimonials you will know that the lawyer is trending positive and providing good service to their clients. If you see few reviews 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