If you have made the decision that you need a lawyer, there is probably something pretty significant going on in your life. Therefore, who you choose to give you advice or represent you is very important.
In Illinois, we have over 90,000 lawyers! After law school, anyone can hang out a shingle and profess to be competent in a particular area.
When looking for a lawyer, the best thing you can do is to get a referral from a trusted friend or professional and then do your own research. Remember though, just because someone used a lawyer for a will does not mean she is good at handling divorce or bankruptcy. And these days, because of the economy, lawyers are sometimes taking on matters in which they have little experience.
Another option you have is to call me. I handle a variety of different kinds of cases. But if you have a question that I can’t answer or a case I don’t handle, I will almost always have at least one if not several good, competent, experienced trusted lawyers to whom I can refer you depending on your price considerations, location, and other preferences. All of my referral lawyers are people I myself would hire and I can call if you ever have any questions or concerns. The main reason that I perform this service for clients is that I want to make sure that people have a good lawyer to handle their case because bad lawyers reflect poorly on us all.
It would be my pleasure to be your lawyer when it comes to handling your case or for making a reasoned, intelligent referral to a lawyer who can do a good job for you.