Directory for Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lawyer Legion created an online directory to find a list of criminal defense lawyers for different cases. The directory ranks thousands of attorneys in Florida and throughout the United States.
The unique ranking system uses objective criteria that recognize the following:
- devotion to a particular niche practice area;
- membership or leadership in a specialty bar association related to that area; or
- being designated as a board-certified specialist.
Criminal defense attorneys tend to focus on fighting cases in either state or federal court. Lawyers also tend to focus on representing clients at trial, during direct appeals, or in post-conviction matters. The directory can help you find an attorney best suited for your particular case.
The online attorney directory at Lawyer Legion has easy-to-use search features that can help you find an experienced criminal defense attorney. Search by practice area and location (address, city, county, state, or zip code). You can also search for the attorney’s name.
The directory ranks criminal defense lawyers based on their experience, focus on a particular practice area, membership and leadership in trusted specialty bar associations, and status as board-certified in criminal law, DUI defense, or other relevant practice areas.
The directory recognizes attorneys for their membership and leadership in professional associations such as:
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and its state and local affiliate organizations;
- NORML National Legal Committee (NLC);
- National College for DUI Defense (NCDD); and
- DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA).
The list of attorneys also ranks lawyers higher in their practice area if they have earned a specialty certification in a state or national program such as the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
For example, click here to see how the directory works for criminal defense attorneys in San Francisco, CA.
Did you know that Lawyer Legion recently launched law school alumni directories for each law school in the United States? Use the alumni directory to narrow your search to find only attorneys that graduated from a certain law school and practice criminal defense in a particular geographical area. Attorneys can also use the law school directory to find fellow alumni from their law school’s graduating class.
How Do I Find a Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me?
The term “criminal defense” is defined as defending individuals and businesses accused of crimes and prosecuted for a felony or misdemeanor offense in state and federal trial courts. Criminal defense can also include a direct appeal after a conviction or post-conviction. Criminal defense attorneys also represent juveniles accused of a delinquent act in juvenile court.
To find a criminal defense attorney near you, search by your state, county, or city. Even the top criminal defense attorneys offer a free consultation.
During the consultation, you can discuss your criminal charge and possible defenses. You can also talk with the attorney about the attorney fees needed for your defense. Many criminal defense attorneys provide payment plans.
In some cases, a criminal defense attorney will consider taking a case on a pro bono basis especially when the case is referred to them from a trusted non-profit legal organization.
This article was last updated on Friday, May 26, 2023.