What is a General Practice Lawyer?

General Practice Lawyer 101

If you’re in need of legal advice, you may have come across various types of attorneys you think might be able to help. There are lawyers specializing in criminal law, those who deal strictly with estate planning and those in litigation. Have you wondered, “What is a general practice lawyer?” Have you wondered if maybe a general practice lawyer could fulfill the various needs you have? The following are some basics to help you understand what they are and how they could help you.

Practice Areas

As was previously mentioned, many lawyers have one specialty area. A general practice lawyer deals with a wide variety of those specialties. Some areas include:

  • Criminal law
  • Personal injury cases
  • Estate planning
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insurance law

They could also represent someone dealing with immigration issues, adoptions, assault and a wide range of other areas.

What a General Practice Lawyer Does

A general practice lawyer can be found behind a desk in the office, in a courtroom or on-site at a client’s residence. They sit in on legal negotiations to be an advocate for their clients, they draft business contracts, they review leases and a whole lot more. Additionally, many general practice lawyers are familiar with their clients’ families, their comings and goings, and what they are up to. They are interested in and understand the different parts of what make their clients who they are. General practice lawyers often hang out with their clients, attend their special events and are friends with their families.

What a General Practice Lawyer Does Not

A good general practice lawyer does not represent you if they feel another professional is more qualified. For example, one particular lawyer may have completed many legal documents, dealt with various divorces and handled child custody on many occasions. That same lawyer may have never worked on a criminal law case. Although he or she may be legally qualified to handle the case, the lawyer might feel more comfortable handing it over to someone who strictly works in criminal law.

What’s more is a good general practice lawyer does not bill you for everything you’re worth. Because of the relationship they create with their clients, they know every financial and legal situation is unique and will often bill accordingly.

Contact a Lawyer Today

Now that you know the basics about general practice lawyers, it’s time to get in touch with someone to represent you. Contact Law Rkhawm today to learn more.

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