Reader Jeff wants help finding a lawyer:
I have been a long term lurker of The Consumerist. I have searched up and down Google looking for a Consumer Protection Lawyer. I was wondering if you could post on The Consumerist some tips on finding a good lawyer. Any help would be appreciated.
Here’s our advice for Jeff:
Your first stop should be NACA, the National Association Of Consumer Advocates. They have a database of lawyers who specialize in consumer issues.
Another place to check out is NCLC.org, the National Consumer Law Center.
You can also try findlegalhelp.org. Select your state and scroll down to your county to get the number for your county bar association. Call them up, tell them a bit about your case and what you’re looking for, and they can refer you to some lawyers. “Most have a referral program, most with specialty listings, and generally nobody knows the local lawyers better than the county bar secretary,” wrote commenter Eyebrows McGee when we posted about this question before.
I understand how Google frustrated you. There’s lots of spam and scam sites and it’s hard to know what to trust. But the two sites I listed above are on the level and should be able to help you with your problem.