Geography of Counsel

I would suggest that you select an attorney that regularly practices in your county, if possible. In some counties in North Carolina it may not be possible to find an experienced family law practitioner and you may have to violate that rule.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

I made the mistake of hiring an out of county attorney. Judge favored the opposing side 100% although my attorney did practice some in my county. My attorney made the statement to me after my case that he would never practice in my county again. Another client of his also ended up with as little as possible…under a DIFFERENT judge. An impartial judiciary does not exist.

I read an article that stated:

“Another rule you should not violate: never hire an attorney from a county other than that in which the case is to be filed, unless the county court is near the attorney’s office and you are convinced he or she practices regularly before the judges of the court that will hear your case.”

I’m wondering how a real attorney feels about this. It seems to make sense, but if there are limited attorneys of significant caliber in my county, would it be better to hire an attorney with a higher success rate from another county?