Many people believe that a lawyer is a lawyer, and any lawyer will be able to provide whatever legal services they need. While technically this is true because a lawyer is licensed to practice law (minus a few exceptions where further licensing is required), the law is so vast that it is impossible for a single lawyer to effectively provide legal services across each different area of law.
Lawyers can be found just about anywhere; offering their legal services on huge hoardings or on the radio, who claim that they can be there to help if you scrape your knee or are injured while at work. The real question is: how do you know whether they are truly experts in the field for which they are advertising? How will you be assured that they truly know what they have represented to you? For every type of incident, there is a lawyer there to help. Here is how you can figure out who is the right lawyer is for you.
Before you agree to pay for legal advice or representation in any form, make sure the lawyer is in good standing with your state bar. You should be able to perform this verification process by simply contacting your state bar with the name of the attorney you wish to verify. After verifying the credentials of your attorney, you should then focus on the type of lawyer you wish to work with.