Are you looking for a personal injury lawyer? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the amount of listings you’ve found? So how do you whittle down the thousands of choices to the perfect pick? While we definitely prejudiced to our own firm, we understand that our lawyers may not be the right match for you. To help you find a lawyer, today we’re sharing five places to find a lawyer.
Five Places to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer
What: AVVO is a great legal site where you can find answers to commonly asked legal questions. They offer free and paid attorney listings, and each participating lawyer provides a long list of information. One of the best parts of the listing is that each lawyer is invited to participate in writing guides and answering questions. So if you’re interested in a specific lawyer, you can click on the link in their profile and see the information they’ve posted on AVVO.
Why we like it: The guides are written by the lawyers themselves, which can give you a risk-free look into the personality and style of the lawyer before you contact them.
What: NOLO’s tagline is “law for all” and their website is a collection of legal forms and information which millions of clients have found useful. They also have a comprehensive listing of lawyers that provides information on firms and individual lawyers. The listings are very detailed, and professionally presented.
Why we like it: Each lawyer fills out a questionnaire that includes the firm specialties and philosophy. This gives you a good idea of their previous work and expertises.
Three: National Association of Distinguished Counsel
What: NADC is a newer listing service that is based on peer nominations. After a lawyer is nominated, they are vetted by NADC. The lawyer’s reputation is heavily weighted, so that unethical or unreliable lawyers are weeded out early in the process.
Why we like it: The counsel handpicks less than 1% of the practicing attorneys in the United States, so you get the top performers and most reliable lawyers in your area.
Four: Super Lawyers
What: If I needed a lawyer and didn’t have a specific name in mind, Super Lawyers is where I would start. They regularly publish state and regional guides that are available online for free access. Unless they have paid for an ad, most attorneys simply have a name and number in the listing. This is good because it allows you to collect as many names as you can write down. After collecting names, you can then research further on the Super Lawyers website via their search function. Most profiles will also include links to the attorney’s information on other legal sites.
Why we like it: Rather than grouping them generally, The practice areas are broken down into 70 categories so that you can truly find an expert in your specific area.
Five: Your Friends
Where: Your contact list
What: Odds are that at least one of your friends has needed a personal injury lawyer in the past. They may have worked with a great lawyer that could help you, or a bad lawyer that you need to avoid. If you ask, they’ll probably tell you. A good number of our clients contact us after they’ve received a recommendation from a close friend or family member. We’re confident that our experiences with our clients is our best form of advertising.
Why we like it: Word of mouth is the most trusted form of advertisement, and it doesn’t depend on a glossy website and aggressive marketing plan.
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