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May 6th, 2022 at 4:25:54 AM permalink
Asking for a friend, of course.

A reasonable number of people here are lawyers, or have dealt with lawyers, or know lawyers, so this seems a good place to seek counsel.

My friend has a dispute and has been advised he needs a lawyer in Maryland to represent him. His valuable property was damaged, contracts for service may not have been satisfied, it's a whole sob story.

Right now, he's just trying to be sharp and start making calls off a better list than the phone book.

Thank you for sharing your insights. PM's are open or reply in thread. (Some details may need to go to PM.)

If other people are looking for lawyers, no objection to sharing the thread.
If I'm too far off topic for the forum, I accept penalty and thread removal.
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May 6th, 2022 at 8:16:43 AM permalink
In law, notwithstanding what non-lawyers think, there are usually no simple answers. Lot of back and forth goes into just getting to an answer.

In this matter, there's just too little information to begin to assess.
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May 6th, 2022 at 8:44:23 AM permalink
I understand. There is a lot going on, and I'm being purposefully vague.

Should I just go to Baltimore, grab a phone book, hand it to my pal and wish him luck, or is there maybe someone you suggest he call first?
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May 6th, 2022 at 8:58:50 AM permalink
A word of mouth referral can be useful and is probably the best way..

Absent that, forget using a lawyer referral service, they only refer ones who pay them to do so.

One way would be to google "real estate lawyers near me," get a list of names and then google each one, looking for client reviews.

Also check each name on a site called AVVO.com where attorney's peers rate them and info about the lawyer is given.

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May 6th, 2022 at 10:03:14 AM permalink
Word of mouth is tricky. He can't just randomly start hanging out at lawyer bars on the other side of the country and hope to make a friend.

Real estate would be easier.

Some of the problems we're encountering are that a lot of people just don't know the first thing about hiring a lawyer, and it gets harder when you need one out of state, and it's harder if the problem is a bit weird.

The help is appreciated, keep 'em coming if you've got more.
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May 6th, 2022 at 10:26:58 AM permalink
Someone who considers me a " big brother" is a top lawyer in DC. I think he would recommend someone if I asked him. Just be sure you understand top lawyers charge top dollars. My friend is the leading attorney when it comes to Federal Whistle-blowers. He represented the Officer involved in the first impeachment. He was the lead on the Pan Am/Libya civil case that collected a couple billion dollars.
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May 6th, 2022 at 10:33:33 AM permalink
Lawyer here. I suggest you try to contact a state or local bar association. They usually have legal referral resources. The real key to getting the right attorney in the right area of law is to identify the legal issues in play given the fact pattern. For criminal activity or accidents, this is relatively straightforward, but for complicated situations it's not so easy. Someone at the referral service should be able to help clarify the potential legal issues and point you in the right direction...they'll need to anyway in order to give you a proper referral.
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May 6th, 2022 at 12:31:53 PM permalink
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May 6th, 2022 at 2:40:00 PM permalink
They do have lawyer services online where they will give you advice for a fee.

I would use that is to present all my initial questions about what I was trying to do and whether it was sound to pursue further. But that's only if you need to know that sort of thing.

Good to know if whatever it is is worth pursuing or baloney, or not just not worth it, or whatever.
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The fanciful suggestion that I might have a friend or be inclined to help with troubles is surely not the most egregious fiction ever posted on the internets.

Many thanks to the folks that have helped so far. I've passed on a few messages and suggestions, but have not yet heard reply.
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