Finding a Lawyer

Finding and hiring a lawyer to handle your legal question or problem may seem intimidating, but there are several resources available to help you find an attorney.

State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Search

Search for Michigan attorneys by name or area of practice.


Martindale-Hubbell is a useful resource for finding a lawyer. This free website includes the following helpful features:

  • Ability to search for a lawyer by city, state, and specialty.
  • Guidelines for hiring and working with a lawyer.
  • Select a legal topic to view recently answered questions.
  • Click on “Ask a Lawyer” to submit a request in your own words.
  • "Understand Your Issue" section includes general legal information on a variety of legal topics, including bankruptcy, family law, elder law, criminal law, and more.

Fields of Practice Listing

The State Bar of Michigan Fields of Practice listing is designed as a resource for attorneys who may be seeking consultation with other attorneys who are knowledgeable about a particular area of law, but it may also be useful for those looking for an attorney who works in a particular area of law, as the list is arranged by area of practice.

Law Firm Links

The State Bar of Michigan Law Firm Links page provides links to web pages of subscribing law firms, and may possibly help to identify a law firm of interest for your type of legal problem.

Lawyer Referral Service

The State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRS) is designed to assist members of the public who want to hire an attorney and can afford to pay for legal services. You may dial (800) 968-0738 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to speak with a lawyer referral representative or submit an online referral request. Visit the LRS web page for further details.

Legal Aid, Legal Services, and Dispute Resolution Programs in Michigan

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be eligible for free legal services such as legal aid, legal services for senior citizens, or non-profit legal services. Contact one of the programs on the list to see if the service handles your type of problem and to find out if you are eligible.

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