We get a lot of calls from people that have a legal question or situation and need some help. In talking to them I realize a couple of things.
1. The Yellow Pages is a horrible place to try to find an attorney. That is if you can even still find a Yellow Pages to use. Did you know that the only reason the Yellow Pages is being published in Nevada is because of attorneys and “entertainers”? I realize that the Yellow Pages isn’t one big directory that just lists everyone by name. You do have the ability to at least search by area of practice. At least that narrows it down to about 30 attorneys per category, great. Do you then choose by who has the best ad, who looks the most “lawyer” like or whose name starts with an “A”. Those are all bad reasons to choose an attorney by the way but don’t be ashamed if that’s how you pick your restaurants.
2. The internet really isn’t much better. You can be a little more specific in your search terms and hopefully get better results. You can look at an attorneys website and get a better feel for who they are. You can do some research which is even better. That still leaves a lot to be desired though. Attorneys can make themselves look however they want and make themselves sound like they are the best attorney in the world.
So what is the solution you ask? First reach out to your good friends. It might be difficult to find a friend that has dealt with a situation similar to yours but I imagine that if you ask around you can find someone with first hand knowledge of an attorney that can help you.
Secondly, look to a 3rd party for a referral. AttorneyGuide.com, LLC performs background checks on all members of the directory. We have done the due diligence so you don’t have to. We don’t guarantee that the firm we refer you to is going to be able to help but we do guarantee that they are ethical and will be trustworthy. If you’re looking for a lawyer, attorney or law firm in Reno, please send me an e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website www.attorneyguide.com. Thanks.