Probably the single best way to find the lawyer who's right for you is networking -- talking to others who've had a similar problem that was successfully resolved.
- Your county bar association. Every bar has a lawyer referral service that will guide you to lawyers who are looking for new clients. These services are usually free, although some charge a small fee.
- Online directories. Lawyers.com is a fairly complete nationwide listing.
Two other possibilities -- if your income is quite low, you may qualify for Legal Aid Services, which are typically free or very inexpensive. Check our database or your local phone book.
And don't overlook Small Claims Court. Many cases can be settled at very low cost and without an attorney.