If you live in Oregon or Washington, you may be looking for an attorney. However, like many people, you may not know who to talk to contact. We recommend you talk first with trusted friends and colleagues to see if they can make an appropriate legal referral. You may also want to talk to other professionals you do business with, like your insurance agent or your CPA since they develop professional networks that might assist you.
In addition, you can get a low-cost consultation with an Oregon attorney by calling the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). You can get more information here: https://www.osbar.org/public/ris/
In Washington, the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) has a similar program exists to connect potential clients with attorneys. You can get more information here:
Lawyers provide clients with varied services 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 with the right attorney for you. Once you obtain an appropriate referral, research your potential attorney or law firm through online resources including their website and other professional listings (like LinkedIn). Some attorneys also write articles and Blogs that may help educate you and provide good expertise.
Also check with the respective State Bar and search the attorney profile to learn about any prior history of discipline to ensure you start off any relationship with someone you should trust. In Oregon, you can search an attorney’s disciplinary record here with the Oregon State Bar Association (OSB): 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 in finding the attorney you need for your particular legal needs.