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What Type of Lawyer Do You Need?

“I need a lawyer.” We hear this all the time, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to be more specific. The complexities of the American legal system are almost unfathomable, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the laws can vary dramatically from state to state, county to county, and city to city. So to restate the initial inquiry, you don’t actually a need a lawyer. You need the right lawyer to represent your specific type of case. lists hundreds of types of lawyers for every possible scenario, but we don’t want to overwhelm you, so let’s just take a look at the major classifications and see if we can point you in the right direction.

Business and Finance

Are you an employer? An employee? Someone looking to start a business? Or perhaps you’ve run into financial trouble? A business attorney can help you with issues like contracts, litigation, patents and incorporation. A bankruptcy lawyer can help you to manage debts and bankruptcy. An employment lawyer deals with employees’ rights, including workers’ compensation, sexual harassment in the workplace, employee benefits and workplace discrimination. But then again, workplace discrimination can also fall under the umbrella of a civil rights lawyer, who deals with all manner of discrimination and human rights.


Have you been charged with a misdemeanor or felony? It may be time to call a criminal defense attorney. They handle most types of criminal accusations, but there are certain exceptions to the rule. For instance, if you receive a DUI or DWI, you’ll want to reach out to a DUI attorney who deals in those types of cases.

Family Issues

If you need representation for a divorce, child support, custody, parental alienation or other family-related issue, reach out to a family and divorce lawyer. Houston TX has many qualified divorce and family attorneys to choose from, including the professionals here at Ramos Law Group, PLLC.


A personal injury lawyer will typically focus on areas that include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, dog bites, workplace injuries, faulty medical devices and dangerous drug side effects. If you suffer side effects from a recalled drug or device from a major manufacturer, you may need to reach out to a toxic tort lawyer.

Additional Lawyers

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We’ve covered a lot of ground here, but believe it or not, we’ve barely scratched the surface. For instance, we haven’t even made mention of estate law attorneys, immigration lawyers, military lawyers, or real estate lawyers. If you’re still perplexed, here’s a tip. Just conduct a Google search for your type of case, along with the word “lawyer,” and start sifting through professional recommendations. For instance, maybe you didn’t know that child adoption issues are usually handled by family lawyers. But if you Google “adoption lawyer,” you’ll find links to family law firms. Likewise, if you Google “car accident lawyer,” you’ll find links to personal injury firms, and a quick search for “mortgage lawyer” will take you to real estate firms. Just make sure to do your homework before settling on an attorney.

Need a Family or Divorce Lawyer in Houston TX?

If you need a family or divorce lawyer, Houston TX has many options available. However, Ramos Law Group, PLLC is in a league by itself. Experienced and knowledgeable with an unparalleled track record of success, we’re here for you. Call us at 713-225-6200 to schedule your consultation, and get the representation you deserve.

Last Updated on January 28, 2022 by Mary E. Ramos

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Mary E. Ramos

Mary E. Ramos is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is recognized and respected throughout the Houston legal community for dedication in effectively representing clients’ rights and interests. Mary understands the emotional side of divorce and brings a special compassion to each and every case.

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