Curious about how people find lawyers in 2015, Moses & Rooth Attorneys at Law partnered with Mike Blumenthal to survey over 20,000 people nationwide. Taking into consideration survey participants’ gender, age, location, urban density, income, and parental status, we wanted to share our findings and hope you find the data as interesting as we do.
Most Common Way People Find Attorneys: Through a Friend
People turn to their friends for a lot of reasons, and legal matters is one of those. Across all demographics, the most common method of choosing a lawyer was through a friend.
There were only two exceptions to this trend:
- Survey participants ages 18 to 24 years old were more likely to choose a legal representative after conducting an online search. 17.8% of those in this age category chose a lawyer via the web, compared with 12.1% who chose a lawyer based on a friend’s recommendation.
- Survey participants earning more than $150,000 per year were most likely to choose an attorney based on an internet search.
Interestingly, women were especially likely to talk to friends. 16% of them indicated they found their attorney through a friend, and 6.6% using a referral, whereas only 11.9% of males found their lawyers through a friend. However, 10.6% of men relied on referrals.
Among the least sought out methods were recommendations based on TV, using the phone book, being in jail and using LegalShield, and all other methods were much less prominent than a friend, referral and the internet.
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