Lawyer Referral Service

Do you need an attorney in Cook County or one of the surrounding counties in Illinois?


Contact us. We can help.


The Chicago Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service has over 300 prescreened, qualified lawyers experienced in almost every area of law. Meeting the American Bar Association's Standards for Lawyer Referral, our service has among the highest experience requirements for its member attorneys in the entire nation.


We can refer you to attorneys experienced in over 40 areas of law, including the following:

  • Domestic Relations (including divorce, custody, support and other family law matters);
  • Personal Injury (including auto accidents, slip and falls, products liability, wrongful death, malpractice and other types of injury cases);
  • Estate Planning (including will drafting, trusts, probate and will contests);
  • Real Estate (including buying or selling real estate, foreclosure defense, and landlord-tenant issues);
  • Employment Law (including wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination); and
  • Numerous other areas of law.


Call us at (312) 554-2001, or get a referral online in Cook County or one of the surrounding counties right now.
Hearing impaired individuals can call (312) 554-2055.


For a referral outside of Illinois, please visit LRSconnect here.


Our friendly, knowledgeable staff of referral counselors can help you find an experienced attorney who is right for you. Our member attorneys have on average over 20 years of experience and we are continually evaluating our attorneys for customer satisfaction.


What Does It Cost?


If you meet with the lawyer we refer, the lawyer will collect $30 at the initial consultation (which goes towards the operating costs of our service). The lawyer may also charge a fee for their time/service, which should be discussed directly with the lawyer prior to the meeting. During or after your initial consultation, the lawyer will discuss the legal fees required to handle your matter. There is no obligation on your part or the lawyer to go beyond the first initial telephone contact or meeting.


The Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit public service of the Chicago Bar Association. Trusted since 1874.


The Lawyer Referral Service respects your privacy.


Use of the Lawyer Referral Service implies compliance with the LRS Terms and Conditions.



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Lawyer Referral Service


You can reach an LRS attorney 24 hours a day for help with criminal defense, personal injury and family law matters by calling 312-554-2001.