Q: How do I get a good Lawyer for free

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on what your matter involves. There are attorneys who donate their time to work for free (pro bono) and legal aid societies that offer their assistance as a public service. But these tend to be cases involving financial hardship, and the services are usually limited to certain practice areas (immigration, matrimonial, debt collection, and a few others).

Your post includes product liability, which could mean injury from a product. Those attorneys do not work for free. However, the cases are generally handled on a contingency basis. That means a law firm does not charge a fee unless it obtains a jury award or favorable settlement. That's the norm in the industry. As for civil appeals, another of your categories, those are also not usually handled for free. Civil appeals can be costly, and the pool of law firms that handle them tend to be narrow in many regions.

If this does not describe your situation, or you need more specific guidance, you could reach out to attorneys through your independent searches, through the tab above (Find a Lawyer), or you could check with the Tennessee Bar Association. Most state bars have a section with resources for the public for attorney referral assistance. Good luck

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