Call Us - We're Easy to Talk To (214) 999-9999

Different Types Of Law: Knowing The Differences & Finding The Right Fit For You

The term “lawyer” is tossed around quite a bit as if it were one job. In actuality, there are many different types of law and many different types of lawyers. Understanding the type you need is important to finding the best service for your particular issue. Below are some of the most common types of law and legal services attorneys provide.

Criminal Law

These attorneys help clients who have run afoul of the criminal code. Whether it is in state court, federal court, or juvenile court, these attorneys work to keep their clients out of jail and defend their liberty. The cases can pertain to anything from arson to domestic violence, lawyers from Harley & Pecora recommend being aware of the different types of people you will be representing before going into this law.

Family Law

These attorneys handle difficult problems within the family. If you have a divorce, child custody issue, or other domestic matters, these attorneys can help.

Personal Injury

These lawyers work to help those who have been injured by another’s negligence. A personal injury attorney often helps clients who have been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or other injury accident. They seek monetary damages within the civil courts.


A bankruptcy attorney helps people and businesses when they have serious debt problems. For consumers, Chapter 7 bankruptcy (debt discharge) and Chapter 13 bankruptcy (debt reorganization) are available, while businesses have Chapter 11 (liquidation) and Chapter 13. These attorneys work to get your debt under control while keeping as many of your assets as possible.

Tax Law

These lawyers help clients who have problems with the IRS, including audits or tax evasion charges. They are often equally skilled in understanding the complex federal tax code as well as being competent accountants.

Wealth Management

These attorneys help clients who wish to protect themselves from risks (such a lawsuit) and protect themselves from onerous tax obligations. These attorneys can also help with estate planning, allowing a person to pass his or her assets to their family or to other beneficiaries as smoothly as possible, avoiding the time and cost of having these assets stuck in probate.

Corporate Law

These attorneys help with complex commercial issues, such as breach of contract or tax problems. It encompasses a wide variety of needs that arise from both large multinational corporations as well as small mom-and-pop operations.

Immigration Law

People who wish to come to the United States to either go to school, work temporarily, or relocate permanently, need an immigration attorney who can help secure the various visas needed for their endeavors. This way, a person can live here as long as they like without fear of deportation.

Hopefully this brief overview gave you an idea of what branch of law your legal issue falls under. By working with an attorney who is an expert in their respective field, you can be sure you getting the expert advice you need for your particular legal matter.

This article is from Brionna Kennedy. Ms. Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.


Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

If you find this type of information interesting or helpful, please visit my law firm's main website at You will find many more articles and links. Thank you for your time.

Find us on your preferred network