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There are so many legal practice areas that it may be hard to figure out exactly what type of lawyer you need. In general, there are broader fields of law such as family law or estate planning, and subsections that fall under them like divorce or forming a trust. It’s up to you how specialized you want your lawyer to be, but your lawyer should have experience in the matter you’re trying to resolve.

To learn more about the specific type of lawyer you may need, refer to the articles below to see which best fits your legal issue.

Administrative Law
Adoptions
Antitrust
Bankruptcy - Consumer
Bankruptcy - Commercial
Business Law - Commercial Litigation
Business Law - Transactional
Civil Litigation
Civil Rights Discrimination
Class Action/Mass Torts
Constitutional Law
Construction
Contract Law
Copyright/Trademark
Corporate Law
Creditors Rights
Criminal Law
Custody Issues
Cyberspace
Debt Collections
Debt Settlement
Divorce
Domestic Relations
DUI
Education
Elder Law
Employment Law
Entertainment
Environmental
Estate Planning
Family Law
Franchising
General Practice
Government Contracts
Healthcare
Immigration
Indian/Native American Law
Insurance
Labor Law
Landlord / Tenant
Litigation
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Non-profits/Grants
Patents
Personal Asset Transactions
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Practices
Real Estate
Securities
Spousal Support/Alimony
Tax Controversy and Litigation
Traffic Violations Defense
Transportation/Admiralty/Maritime
Trusts
Wills and Probate
Workers Compensation
ADR/Mediation/Arbitration

This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.


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