How do I find a lawyer?

If you can afford a lawyer, you can find one through recommendations, a search on TexasBar.com, the use of a lawyer referral service, a phone book, and more. 

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be able to find one anyway.

If you want the information on this page in writing, click the Download button.

If you can afford a lawyer, there are several ways to find one:

  • Get a recommendation. 
  • Search the online lawyer directory on www.TexasBar.com
  • Check if there is a county or local lawyer referral service in your area. 
  • Use the State Bar Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) (1-800-252-9690) for areas without a county or local service.
  • Use the telephone book under the Attorneys heading. 


If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be able to get help anyway: 

Legal aid organizations provide free legal help in civil cases for persons and families with low income.  To get help from these organizations, you must go through an application process.  The 3 largest, full-service legal aid organizations in Texas are: 

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Program Phone: (817) 649-4740
Legal Assistance: (800) 955-3959 

Lone Star Legal Aid
Program Phone: (713) 652-0077
Legal Assistance: (800) 354-1889 
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
Program Phone: (956) 447-4800
Legal Assistance: (888) 988-9996 

Legal clinics are another way for low-income people with civil legal problems to get free legal advice and help from local lawyers who volunteer their time.  See the Resources part of this website for more information.

Limited scope representation is a way to get a lawyer's help with part of a case instead of the whole thing. For important information about limited scope representation, download the written guide on this page.