Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, comprising one and a half million people. But it is not its population, but its history, which makes the “city of brotherly love” world-famous. In the 18th century, Philadelphia was the center of U.S. politics, culture, and government, becoming the first national capital after independence.
Because of its illustrious history, Philadelphia enjoys numerous museums, galleries, a symphony and opera, and other performing arts. Unfortunately, Philadelphia’s famous “row houses” have suffered from urban blight and deterioration, and crime flourishes in some areas of the city.
To help the city work out its problems, an army of attorneys is needed. The country’s oldest city bar association founded in 1802, the Philadelphia Bar Association, boasts an impressive 13,000 members. In a city so saturated with attorneys, it should be easy to find one. On the other hand, it could be more difficult. How does a person know if a lawyer is the right one for his or her problem? How does a person know if the lawyer is both talented and trustworthy?
LegalMatch.com is a free attorney-client matching service that will owrk to pair you with a lawyer who is familiar with Philadelphia County courts. You input the details of your case, and LegalMatch matches you with pre-screened attorneys in the Philadelphia area who are interested in taking on cases just like yours.
Philadelphia lawyers run the legal gamut, practicing real estate law, criminal law, family law, immigration law, and bankruptcy law. For example, the family of an 11-year-old girl who was raped in a Philadelphia middle school filed a lawsuit against the school district and administration, alleging negligence in failing to monitor hallways to ensure the safety of students. Also recently, Philadelphia lawyers filed suit against a political candidate, claiming he does not have the proper citizenship required for office.
Philadelphia attorneys know all of the procedures and rules comprising the Philadelphia Courts of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. They will also be familiar with specific court divisions, such as Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, the Municipal Court, the Traffic Court, and other departments. In February 2007, Philadelphia took the unusual step of banning trans fat use in restaurants.
You may not desire to talk with a Philadelphia lawyer now. Your legal problem may only be suspected, predicted, or developing. LegalMatch.com has resources available to help you in your search for answers. Peruse the 3000+ articles in LegalMatch’s Law Library, and post your questions at the Consumer-Lawyer Forum.
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