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Types of Lawyers

Do you have a legal issue or question, and don't know where to start? Your issue can have monetary or even criminal repercussions. The advice of a lawyer can give you peace of mind that you're going about things the right way and keeping compliant.

The law is complex, and lawyers tend to specialize in one or a few different types of law, such as tax law, labor law, or family law. In addition, some lawyers tend to work on transactions--negotiating between two parties for an agreement, or ensuring compliance--while other lawyers are seasoned in litigation--resolving disputes in and out of the courtroom.

Before courting a lawyer, here's information about some different kinds, and which one may work for you.