If you don't have a Lawyer...
and you think you have a legal problem, the answer may be as convenient as dialing your telephone. The Clearwater Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service for North Pinellas County is only a phone call away. Just dial 727-461-4880.
The Lawyer Referral Service is run and maintained as a public service by the Clearwater Bar and its hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Everyone should have representation when facing a legal problem. Unsolved legal problems often lead to expensive litigation in court. Early action to solve the problem can often result in avoiding extensive litigation.


What is the objective of the lawyer referral service?
The objective of the Clearwater Bar Lawyer Referral Service is to make legal services readily available to individuals and families in need of a lawyer. Many persons are not acquainted with a lawyer. Also, many persons are hesitant about seeing a lawyer because they have never before contacted one. Similarly many do not know which type of attorney is needed to handle the specific problem they are facing. The Clearwater Bar Lawyer Referral Service is designed to make it easy for you to contact a lawyer.


How does the service work?
Your call will be answered by a coordinator who will take your name and address. You will be asked to state your problem briefly, and any information you give will be held in the strictest confidence. The coordinator will give you the name and phone number of an attorney so you can call and make an appointment with the attorney for a consultation. If your problem is a legal one, it is up to you to make the decision whether to make further appointments with the lawyer or authorize action on your problem.


How much does the referral and consultation cost?
The fee for your first one-half hour consultation is $50 which is paid directly to the Lawyer Referral Service. There is no obligation on your part or the lawyers to go beyond the one-half hour consultation and $50 fee. The fee for any additional service should be arranged between you and the attorney at your consultation.


What if I live in another state or outside of Clearwater? Most attorneys will conduct a consultation over the phone enabling you to take advantage of the service from a distance.


Why should I use the Lawyer Referral Service rather than the yellow pages or a television commercial?
Only attorneys who are in good standing with The Florida Bar and the Clearwater Bar Association can participate in the Clearwater Bar Lawyer Referral Service. In addition, the attorney must have professional liability insurance.


What areas of law are represented? These are just a few of the areas represented. Please call with your specific request.

ADMINISTRATIVE & GOVERNMENT LAW
* DPR and FREC and other agency work
* Environmental
* Labor
* Florida Sales Tax
* Social Security
* Unemployment Compensation
* Welfare
ADMIRALTY LAW
* Contracts
* Torts
ANIMAL LAW
APPELLATE
*Civil
*Criminal
ARTS & HUMANITIES
AVIATION LAW
BANKRUPTCY
* Business & Personal
* Representing Debtors & Creditors
CIVIL LITIGATION
* Contract Disputes
* Collections (Claims/Defense)
* Construction
* Foreclosure
* Libel & Slander
* Small Claims
CIVIL RIGHTS LAW
* Discrimination
* Criminal Related
COMPUTER LAW
* Cyber Law/Internet law
CONSUMER LAW
* Collections/Credits Defense
* Warranties
CORPORATE & BUSINESS LAW
* Contracts
* Incorporation
* Mechanics Liens
* Non-Profit Organizations
* Sale/Purchase
* Pensions/Profit Sharing
CRIMINAL LAW
* All Areas
* DUI/Traffic
* Federal Cases
* Prisoners' Rights
ELDER LAW
* All Areas
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LAW
* Sports and Music
ENVIRONMENT LAW
* All Areas
ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE AND GUARDIANSHIP
* Elder Law and Guardianship
* Wills, Trusts & Probate
* Complex Estate Planning
* Durable Power of Attorney
* Baker Act, Myer Act & Marchman Act
IMMIGRATION/NATURALIZATION
*Family
*Business
INSURANCE
* Auto
* Health
* Disability (Long Term)
* Property
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
* Copyrights & Trade Mark
* Patent
INTERNATIONAL LAW
* All Areas
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
*Representing Employees & Employers
*Discrimination & Wrongful Termination
*ERISA
LANDLORD TENANT
* All Areas
* Representing Tenant &Representing Landlord
MALPRACTICE
* Dental, Legal &Medical
MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW
*All Areas
* Divorce (Contested & Uncontested)
* Child Custody & Support
* Dependency & Guardianship
* Name Change
* Paternity
*Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
MILITARY LAW
* All areas
PERSONAL INJURY & NEGLIGENCE
*All areas
* Representing Plaintiff & Defendant
* Nursing Home Negligence
* Product Liability
REAL ESTATE LAW
* Condominium/Time Share
* Condominium Associations
* Sales & Leases
* Land Trust
* Foreclosure & Liens
* Litigation
* Mobile Home
* Property Transfer
* Zoning/Land Use
SECURITIES
* All areas
SOCIAL SECURITY
* All Areas
TAX LAW
* Corporate
* Individual
* Litigation
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
* State & Local
* Federal
*Representing Employer & Representing Client

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