Contact your state Bar Association. It can provide you with a list of attorneys specializing in the area of law you need located in your area.
Consult a directory of attorneys in your location that specialize in the area of law you need. Your state trial lawyers association can provide you with a list of personal injury attorneys. The local chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association can give you a list of employment lawyers in your state.
Use a legal matching service. Services such as Case Post and Injury Helpline match clients with lawyers who meet their needs. These services are free and are offered online and over the telephone.
Contact several attorneys who meet your needs for area of specialization and location. Tell them that you are seeking representation on a contingency basis and would like to discuss your case. If the attorney is willing to represent you on a contingency basis, she will generally offer a free consultation. In general, contingency attorneys will only take a case if they think there is a reasonable chance of winning.
Decide which attorney will best meet your needs. He should be confident that you have a case and be experienced in handling similar cases.
Sign a contingency fee agreement with your lawyer. Most agreements will require you to pay some legal expenses, such as filing fees and transcribing costs, even if you do not win the case. You can negotiate the terms of the agreement. Do not sign unless you are happy with the arrangement.