When should I contact a local counsel?

You may need to contact a local lawyer or law firm when:

  • You are being sued in that jurisdiction
  • You plan to sue someone in that jurisdiction
  • You live in that jurisdiction and have suffered some type of harm
  • You need assistance with a real estate transaction
  • You are starting a business
  • You have been injured in an accident
  • You have been charged with a crime

Each state has its rules and procedures, so it is important to consult with a lawyer familiar with the jurisdiction’s laws where your case will be heard. A local lawyer can also provide insights into the local court system and the tendencies of the judges who preside over cases in that jurisdiction. For these reasons, it is often advisable to seek the guidance of a local counsel when dealing with legal matters.