Should I ask for recommendations?

Yes! Be sure to ask family members and friends for well-considered referrals. Just don’t place too much emphasis on them. While referrals can help get you in front of the right lawyer, you’ll still need to interview them to make sure that they are the right fit for your case.

Does it help to look online?

Yes, definitely. Just be advised that top-of-page-one search engine rankings do not guarantee that the lawyer is the best fit for your case.