Authored by Ken LaMance, LegalMatch Law Library Managing Editor and Attorney at Law
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There are over 10,000 lawyers in the Cleveland area. Because of this, finding the right Cleveland lawyer to handle your case can be difficult. Choosing a lawyer out of the Cleveland area yellow pages may (“may” being the key word) land you with a perfectly competent lawyer. However, without further research, there is no way to know for sure if a given Cleveland lawyer is equipped to handle your case the way it should be handled.
If you find yourself in need of a lawyer’s services, chances are that the matter is quite serious. Accordingly, it is not worth taking a stab in the dark.
LegalMatch only deals with pre-screened local attorneys in good standing with their profession. Furthermore, when you submit your case to LegalMatch, it will only be sent to Cleveland lawyers who are equipped to handle cases of its type.
Unfortunately, Cleveland is plagued by a high crime rate. This has lead to a large number of criminal defense attorneys operating in the city. If somebody ends up in a position where they need a criminal defense attorney, LegalMatch is a good source to find one who can best handle the case. In a criminal case, the stakes are often very high, and it is not worth gambling on a Cleveland attorney picked at random, or based on their ad in the yellow pages.
If you are simply seeking legal information, the LegalMatch law library is a good place to start. It has over 3,300 articles, on the most common legal issues that an average person is likely to face.
There are other options for conducting legal research in Cleveland, as well:
The majority of civil and criminal cases will be heard in the Cleveland Municipal Court. The court has several divisions, so it is a good idea to check beforehand to figure out where to submit a document or file a lawsuit, as this will probably vary based on the type of case.