Attorney Locators

Finding and hiring an attorney

State Bar of California
Posts member record information, including information regarding attorney discipline. Users can search for a “certified specialist” in these specific practice areas: appellate, criminal law, estate planning, trust and probate, family law, immigration and nationality, personal and small business bankruptcy, taxation and worker’s compensation. Click on “Public Services” then on “finding an attorney for legal advice” to read the State Bar’s guide on how to find an attorney. See also

American Bar Association
The ABA’s guide to finding an attorney. is part of LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, which has been helping people connect to lawyers since 1868. This website provides a simple way to search for lawyers by region and legal issue.

California Courts Self-Help Center Guide to Finding Free and Low-Cost Legal Help

Martindale-Hubbell Directory
Best known for the national directory of attorneys, this site contains a searchable database by attorney’s name, location and/or area(s) of practice. It also contains links to law schools, bar associations, and other professional associations.

Sacramento County Bar Association Attorney Referral Service
Link to information on the county bar’s referral service including an online referral request form.

Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
CCTLA serves its members as liason to the courts, as providers of meaningful continuing legal education, as a network of the exchange of ideas and experiences and as a representative to Consumer Attorneys of California.

Nolo’s Lawyer Directory
The publishers of Nolo’s Lawyer Directory verify that all listed attorneys are in good standing with their state’s bar, and that they have not recently been disciplined. All attorneys provide detailed information about their educational history, legal specialties, fees, and personal philosophy.