How should I pick a lawyer for my lawsuit?
Many lawyers specialize in a particular area of the law.
Be sure your attorney has relevant experience. An attorney who regularly drafts wills may not be the best choice to represent you in a courtroom if the subject is an auto accident.
If family, friends or co-workers have hired a lawyer for a similar reason, ask them for recommendations. If not, check with your state and local bar associations. Some groups offer lawyer referral services for their members.
Remember, for small claims court, you usually do not need a lawyer.