Facing a Legal Problem?
If you’ve run into a legal issue you can’t solve on your own—perhaps you’ve suffered a property loss or rights violation, or have been served with a lawsuit—you’ll want to consult with a litigation attorney.
The lawyer will review your case, explain your legal options, and possibly even resolve the problem without going to court. If you can’t avoid litigation and find yourself in front of a judge, the outcome will almost certainly be better with a lawyer on your side.
Looking for a Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings by clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be responsible for your case. Consider bringing a list of questions you’d like answered and any documents related to your matter. Remember—you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you meet. Above all, you want a lawyer you can trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
It’s normal to get overwhelmed at the initial consultation and to forget to ask something important. To avoid this, it’s a good idea to write your questions down beforehand. Consider including questions about:
- options, strategies, and likely outcomes
- the lawyer’s experience with similar cases
- the number of cases the lawyer has taken to trial
- the fee structure and required retainer amount, and
- other case-related expenses.