Before diving into a search to find an attorney, first decide if you actually need one. Were you injured in a car accident? Then yes. A dispute with your neighbor? That depends. If the dispute doesn’t involve anything illegal, then you will save yourself a lot of time and money resolving it on your own. However, if your neighbor has broken the law and it has affected you in some way, then it's time to begin your search. If you are uncertain if you need an attorney, find one who will give you a free consultation. They will tell you if it's worth your investment to hire an attorney and possibly pursue legal action.