Searching for an attorney can be time consuming. We usually do not hire attorneys often. Also we don’t typically ask friends or family for help with legal matters. So we don’t ask for recommendations for lawyers. 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 a lawyer or want to find a legal representative 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 recommendations. Your other options 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 quicker and less complicated to locate a lawyer. We’ve used 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 inquiry is covered.
Personal bankruptcy and debt
Wills and estates
What’s great 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 advice from skilled attorneys.
To locate a lawyer 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 select an attorney in California. Here is more information on selecting an attorney.
To locate a lawyer you can look by place 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 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.
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 legal representatives will compose evaluations of their experiences. This is extremely helpful in understanding the level and type of service the attorney provides. Most reviews will be positive and that’s understandable. Attorneys have a possibility to review and approve the review before it is posted online. However, if you see many favorable testimonials 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