Hire a Lawyer

Welcome to the Lawyer Referral Service

Serving the Greater King County Area Since 1960.


We can help you find a lawyer to hire in one of 3 ways:

  • Call 206-267-7010 and leave message
  • Email LRS@kcba.org
  • Click on the LRS Request Form box on the right side of this page

All phone message will be returned within 2 business hours.

The Lawyer Referral program makes referrals for individuals who wish to hire an attorney. If you are in need of free legal services, please visit our free legal help page. The cost to hire an attorney will run from $250–$500 per hour. We do not make referrals for clients who are in need of free legal services.

The Lawyer Referral Service at King County Bar is the only referral service in the state of Washington that is certified by the American Bar Association.

There are over 275 attorneys that can help in 36 areas of law.
Click on the types of law below to learn more.

All of our lawyers are in good standing with the state bar association, have current insurance and have met very specific experience requirements. We have done the homework for you!

Our program makes over 6,000 attorney referrals a year and we are looking forward to helping you find the best attorney for you.

How much does it cost?

  • $10 processing fee for Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Worker’s Comp
  • $45 referral fee for all other cases except SSI/SSDI appeals.
  • All referral/processing fees are non-refundable

The referral fee includes an initial consultation (up to 30 minutes) with an attorney.

Following the consultation (if you choose to hire the attorney) all fees are negotiated between you and the attorney. 

How does it work?

KCBA Lawyer Referral Service

A client talks about finding the right attorney through Lawyer Referral Service.

LRS Request Form Lawyer Referral vCard

vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards. vCards are often attached to e-mail messages, but can be exchanged in other ways, such as on the World Wide Web. They can contain name and address information, phone numbers, URLs, logos, photographs, and even audio clips.

  1. Right click on the “Lawyer Referral vCard” button above.
  2. From the menu select the "Save Target As" option from the list.
  3. Save to the location of your choice.
  4. Once saved you can open the vCard and view the file
  5. Using your email program (ie. Outlook, Endora, Thunderbird, Outlook Express) you can import it. Due to the many different programs used for email, KCBA can not support the process of importing the vCard to your specific mail client. However, you can check out our FAQs for possible help.

More Information

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referral services.