As I’ve written elsewhere, finding an attorney can take some time and effort. It’s important to take that time and invest that effort in order to find the right lawyer to handle a case.
In addition to asking friends and family for recommendations, here’s a tip. Ask attorneys. If you sit down for an initial consultation with an attorney, don’t be afraid to ask him or her who he’d hire to represent him. In the end, you might end up choosing that attorney whose advice you’ve asked, but it’s good to know your attorney knows his limitations, and knows who else in the community would be excellent to handle the case.
The North Carolina Rules of Professional Responsibility – Rule 7.2(b) – prohibit lawyers from receiving or paying referral fees for those recommendations, so you don’t need to be afraid that the attorney is merely driving business to a friend in exchange for a cut.