Lawyer Referral Service
What is the Lawyer Referral Service?
The Oakland County Bar Associationís Lawyer Referral Service provides a vital service to the community by providing referrals to residents who may not otherwise know where to locate a lawyer. With over 180 attorneys listed by our service, we provide referrals in over 100 areas of law. Referrals are provided on a rotational basis by area of legal expertise and by geographical location.
Who can use this service?
The Lawyer Referral Service is in place to help anyone who needs to hire an attorney and does not know where to look.
What types of cases do attorneys on the Referral Service handle?
Our attorneys are well versed in over 100 areas of law. The highest number of referrals are requested in the areas of divorce and child custody, bankruptcy and general criminal. We also have attorneys listed who have expressed an interest in working in areas such as immigration, malpractice, social security/disability and many more.
What types of cases does the Lawyer Referral Service not handle?
- It is important to note that this service does not provide referrals to pro-bono attorneys or low-cost legal services.
All of our panelists are full fee attorneys. Charges should be discussed and documented with the attorney before services are performed.
- Also, referrals are not provided for people looking for advice on small claims cases.
The individual plaintiff and defendant handle these cases. Call the local District Court for information on filing claims.
How is the Lawyer Referral Service better than choosing an attorney from the telephone book?
The Referral Service is a service provided by an independent non-profit organization aimed at providing quality referrals to experienced attorneys. A yellow page listing is basically a recommendation by an attorney for himself. All of our attorneys must maintain malpractice insurance, and remain in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan. The lawyers listed on our service have expressed an interest in receiving new clients and helping you with the type of problem you have. When you receive a referral, you are entitled to a free 30-minute phone consultation with the attorney to discuss the merits of your case.
Simply contact our office at (248) 338-2100 and let us help you to find the right attorney for your case. There is no charge to receive your referral. The Lawyer Referral Service will determine the general kind of legal problem you have described and provide a referral to the proper attorney or agency. The attorney provides you with a free phone consultation, and if necessary, any further payment arrangements will be discussed at that time.