As you can easily imagine, since there are so many kinds of laws there are also many types of lawyers. They can range from a general practice lawyer that often simply is asked to give advice on a legal matter to specialty business lawyers and criminal lawyers. There are probably as many types of lawyers as there are laws, and they are just as varied. To give you an idea of just how many different kinds there are, here is a brief look at the most common legal types.
Accident Lawyer – This is the one you call the moment you get into a serious car accident, though they can be called upon for just about any kind of accident. They usually settle the question of culpability and financial settlements in these types of cases.
Bankruptcy Lawyer – These are the financial legal eagles and most of them are pretty knowledgeable about the many sides of financial law. They represent the individual to their lenders and are there to prove that the person is no longer capable of paying their outstanding bills.
Birth Injury Lawyer – This is for doctors when there is a problem with a birth and they are being sued. In many ways, it is much like a malpractice lawyer.
Contract Lawyer – Businesses of all sizes need these kinds of lawyers to make sure all the t’s are crossed and the I’s dotted on the many contracts that are just a part of doing business these days.
Construction Lawyer – Because the laws regarding construction are so complex, this kind of lawyer is needed to help builders and developers make sure all the many permits are handled and completed right.
Criminal Defense Lawyer – From Mafia boss to small time burglar, if you are accused of a criminal act, this is the kind of lawyer you want representing you in court.
Discrimination Lawyer – While we like to think that discrimination is a thing of the past, the fact we still have discrimination lawyers to help those who have discriminated against fight the good fight says that this isn’t yet so.
DUI Lawyer – If you are ever pulled over for being under the influence of drugs or alcohol while driving your car, this is the lawyer you want to call.
Family Lawyer – This is the kind that handles all types of family matters including divorce, inheritance and child custody.
Health Insurance Lawyer – With our latest forays into national healthcare coverage these lawyers have been busier than ever going after healthcare companies who turn individuals down for any reason.
Traffic Lawyer – When you get a ticket from a cop that you want to fight in court, this is the guy to call. This is not the same as an accident lawyer, but they probably deal with many of the same laws.
Wrongful Death Lawyer – This is the lawyer you want to use if you are an heir to someone who you feel died from mishap and you want to claim compensation on their behalf. I am thinking Michael Jackson’s kids probably hired more than a few of these.