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How to Hire a Lawyer – The Yellow Pages Is Not the Place to Begin a Search

March 7, 2006


At some point in life, everyone needs to consult with an attorney, but there are many things that should be considered when trying to find the right one.

Where to begin?

The best references are from trusted associates. These can include accountants, friends, insurance agents, clergy, bankers, stockbrokers, etc. Consider people with whom you serve on civic boards or church organizations. Is there an attorney on the Board whose manner of handling matters demonstrates leadership and intelligence?

If you do not have access to people who know an attorney, you can consider contacting your local bar association to request a recommendation. There are also professional organizations and publications that you can consult for recommendations, including Boston Magazine’s “SuperLawyers” issue, BusinessWest magazine, and Martindale-Hubbell, (martindale.com.) This well-established organization rates attorneys and law firms on both legal ability and professional ethics, and it is widely used throughout the legal and business communities. The highest quality lawyers will be rated AV…

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by: Michael B. Katz, Esquire

February 6, 2006

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