How do I decide which lawyer to hire?

Some lawyers have a general practice, which means they deal with many types of legal issues. You will also find lawyers who specialize their practice in one field of law. The nature of your legal problem and the amount in controversy may have an impact on the lawyer you want to hire to do the job. Most lawyers will readily answer questions about their legal training and experience, and there are several directories on the internet and in your local law library that rate lawyers.