If you live in Oregon or Washington, you may be considering consulting with an attorney regarding particular legal issues affecting you. However, like many people, you may not personally know an attorney to talk with. At Underwood Law LLC, we recommend you first talk to trusted friends and colleagues to see if they can make an appropriate legal referral for you. You may also want to talk to other professionals you do business with, like your insurance agent or your CPA since they have likely developed professional networks that might assist you in your search.
In addition, you can get a low-cost consultation with an Oregon attorney by calling the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service. You can get more information here: https://www.osbar.org/public/ris/
In Washington, a similar program exists to connect potential clients with attorneys. You can get more information here:
The services that lawyers provide their clients are varied and can be highly specialized depending on your legal needs. Therefore, please ensure you are aware of your legal options and risks in your particular legal situation by consulting the right attorney for you. Once you obtain an appropriate referral, you should research your potential attorney or law firm through online resources, including their website and other professional listings (like LinkedIn) for legal issues pertaining to your situation.
You should also check with the respective State Bar and search the attorney to inquire as to any prior history of discipline to ensure you start off any relationship with someone you trust. In Oregon, you can search an attorney’s disciplinary record here: http://www.osbar.org/members/membersearch_start.asp?e=1
In Washington, you can do the same by searching an attorney’s history of discipline here: https://www.mywsba.org/LegalDirectory.aspx
We wish you the best at finding the attorney you need for your particular legal needs.