What kind of attorney do I need?

Are you unsure about a legal issue and what type of attorney to hire? Where do you even begin?

When approaching any possible litigation, one of the best places to start is your local bar association. While the bar association will not be able to provide any legal advice to you for your personal situation, they will be able to direct you to the type of attorney you will need, and possibly even a few referrals. Keep in mind, this is just a direction to the starting point.

There are many different areas of law, and while some attorneys may focus on one specific type of law like medical malpractice or employment law, there are also general practice attorneys that have the experience to encompass several types of law.

The internet has a vast array of options for you as well. There are several available websites that offer everything from attorney blogs and legal case information to attorney referrals, reviews, contact information and even an area for you to ask an attorney a question.

Call several attorneys. Not just one. Do your research and make sure you are speaking to the right type of attorney to handle your case. Chances are when you call an attorney they will be able to determine immediately if their practice field matches your situation. If it doesn’t, don’t be afraid to ask if they can offer you a recommendation.


The biggest thing to keep in mind is that it is ok to ask questions to determine what the correct path for your personal situation is. Make an educated decision prior to hiring any attorney. Not every situation is the same and not every attorney will approach the situation the same. Make sure you find one that fits both you and your personal situation.