Searching for a lawyer can be time consuming. We really don’t hire attorneys often. Also we do not normally ask pals or family members for help with legal matters. So we don’t ask for recommendations for attorneys. Fortunately 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 inquiries, go to Avvo.com. What is Avvo.com? Avvo is a website to help you find an attorney and get legal guidance. Your other options to find an attorney are the yellow pages or go to the state bar association websites. Go to the bottom of this page to locate the websites for attorneys in California, New York and Florida. But we think Avvo.com is much faster and easier to locate a lawyer. We’ve used 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 concern is covered.
Bankruptcy and financial obligation
Wills and estates
What’s fantastic about Avvo.com is that you can post a concern 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 experienced attorneys.
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 an attorney in California, Michigan, Florida, Georgia or New York you can select the state. This is generally a good idea to select 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.
Attorneys 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 lawyers will compose reviews of their experiences. This is quite helpful in understanding the level and type of service the attorney provides. Most testimonials will be positive and that’s understandable. Lawyers have a possibility to review and approve the testimonial before it is posted online. However, if you see many favorable reviews you will know that the lawyer is trending positive and supplying 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