Whether seeking private corporate counsel, drafting a trust or will, or simply getting a business license, lawyers are needed in many personal and commercial aspects. Not many people, especially business owners, manage to live their entire lives without looking for an attorney at least once.

Find a Legal Corporate Counsel

Ask For Referrals

One of the best ways to find a great legal counsel is to talk to others. Whether it’s your next-door neighbor or a business partner, their reviews are priceless. Law firms can go out of their way to promote their services, but client reviews remain the best advertising tool. Find people who had similar legal problems and ask them about the lawyers they were happy with.

Use Online Services

A variety of online services can help you find a law firm to deal with your particular case. You can choose the area of expertise and the location you need. The service will come up with a list of lawyers. With this list in hand, you can go to “step 1” and find references about the firms and their services.

But, it’s important to note that many online resources incorrectly list the areas of practice for any lawyer. It’s best to stick to a reputable source.

Choose the Right Area of Expertise

Not all lawyers are created equal. Just like medicine, law has many different practice areas. That’s why you need to identify the area of expertise that your legal counsel needs to be experienced in.

Common legal practice areas include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Family Law
  • Employment/Labor Law
  • Business Law

Choose the Firm Type

The quality of legal counsel may also depend on the structure of the law firm. Some are single-attorney firms, whereas others are small firms with up to 10 employees. Meanwhile, multi-state firms may have thousands of employees. Some firms focus on dealing with issues in court (litigation), while others do the “office” work. This often includes offering advice, drafting contracts, filing documents, etc.

Depending on your case, you have to choose the right type of a legal firm. A single-person company is always a good choice for personalized and specialized care. Whereas a large-scale law firm may be the place to go for a complex litigation matter, where many hands make the workload light.

Think About the Budget

Your budget may be the most important matter to think about when looking for legal counsel. Attorney fees vary drastically, and there is always a noticeable price difference if you go to a big firm. While the one attorney you meet with may charge what you consider a reasonable hourly rate, he or she has not told you about his paralegal, his secretary, and his boss who looks everything over. They all bill you too.

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16 comments on “Five Tips & Tricks to Help You Find a Suitable Legal Counsel

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  • Thank you for your tips on how to choose the best legal counselor. I like how you said that a goo0d way to find a good law firm is to get referrals and recommendations from other people who have dealt with legal counselors before. I think that another thing to make sure of when you’re finding a law firm is that they are experienced in your specific case and that they have a high success rate.

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