Different Types of Lawyers

There are many laws and areas of law, and each one has nuances that require an expert in that area. This means that there are also a lot of different types of lawyers. Here is a list of all of them.

Employment Lawyer – Employment lawyers handle all legal disputes that may arise between the employer and employee so that the rights of an employee can be protected, in terms of wages, job security, and other employment law related cases.

Family Lawyer – A family lawyer handles all matters concerning the family, which may include divorces, battles for child custody, and request for child support.

types of lawyersGeneral Practice Lawyer – This type of lawyer is the most approached lawyer in case a person needs legal advice or a legal advocate on small disputes. A general practice lawyer also works as a notary public.

Autism Lawyer – People with autism are granted certain rights by the government so that they can live as normal as they can in society. If any of these rights are violated, an autism lawyer knows better how to handle these cases because of his specialized knowledge on the subject.

Bankruptcy Lawyer – This type of lawyer will help a person prove to the court and to the lender (usually a bank) that he is no longer capable of paying his debts due to insufficient funds. Lenders will normally argue that the bankruptcy claim is untrue, thus a person would need a good advocate to prove his claim.

Commercial Bankruptcy Lawyer – This lawyer handles bankruptcy cases of organizations or companies, whether it is private or public. Compared to a bankruptcy lawyer, this is more complicated, as a commercial bankruptcy lawyer has to settle legal disputes between the company and the creditors, and between the company and its employees.

Corporate Lawyer – A corporate lawyer works for corporations to see if all transactions entered into by a corporation meet legal bounds. Big corporations usually hire their own private corporate lawyer, who will work solely for them, but corporate lawyers can practice privately to handle multiple accounts.

Criminal Lawyer – Anyone accused with a crime needs the representation of a criminal lawyer. The main job of a criminal lawyer is to prove his client’s innocence, but if the evidence is strong, he may focus on negotiating a plea settlement for his client.

Deportation Lawyer – This type of lawyer is well versed on the laws related to deportation and immigration policies. A man who is wrongfully accused of illegally staying in a country may hire a deportation lawyer to fight for his right to stay.

DUI Lawyer – Being charged with DUI is a major problem since it can lead to prison time, unless you hire a DUI lawyer who can negotiate with the court to give you a lesser punishment and offer recommendations for alternative penalties, like community service.

Inheritance Lawyer – Inheritance lawyers know the rights offered to heirs and will be able to fight for your claim in case you are not given your deserved share of the inheritance.

Spousal Support Lawyer – This type of lawyer can help a spouse in his or her fight to claim spousal support in the event of a divorce. It covers knowing the rights of the spouse to claim and negotiating the amount in question.

Wrongful Death Lawyer – A wrongful death lawyer will help the heirs of the deceased in claiming compensation and recuperation of losses that were incurred due to the wrongful death.

Discrimination Lawyer – Discrimination still exists, especially in the workplace. If you are a victim, a discrimination lawyer will help you fight for compensation for the financial and emotional damages caused by the discrimination.

Construction Lawyer – A construction lawyer works with builders to help them acquire the necessary permits related to constructing a building. His work may cover consultation and preparation of necessary documents required for the permitting process.

Birth Injury Lawyer – This type of lawyer will protect your rights in case a medical malpractice occurred during the birth of your baby, which resulted to an injury.

Health Insurance Lawyer – A health insurance lawyer will help you go after health insurance companies if you have been denied health insurance coverage even if your claim is valid.

Contract Lawyer – Contract lawyers are important if you often sign contracts related to your business. They prepare the contracts between you and your clients, as well as review the contents of the contracts that you would sign.

Accident Lawyer – An accident lawyer can represent either the victim or the culprit of the accident to settle legal responsibilities and financial compensation between the two parties.

Traffic Lawyer – Traffic lawyers will help you in your dispute about a traffic ticket. In such disputes, it is your word against the police officer’s, so you need someone with enough knowledge about traffic law to represent you.


  1. nkosinathi

    please could you help me with all the requirements of being a lawyer

  2. gaddy

    I am doing a project for school about lawyers.

  3. Pamela hamor

    I brought the atenciĆ³n to my boss that one of my coworkers was making false state ments about me . i have statments from all of the other employees that she has been doing this and he acted as If it didnt mattered.she also called me a cunt in front of my 16 hr old child which was also brought to his attention and he did not care . that she takes to me this way in front of other crew memebers are my child. I do not feel i should have to tolorate this behavior from a coworker are my boss .

  4. Nonhlanhla

    I don’t really know what kind of a lawyer to be

    1. lyn hicks

      Be what ever type of lawyer you are most interested in.


    We are going through allot and was wondering was exactly kind of lawyer we need to go through…. We got allot of finance that we are to receive but haven’t and this is from our city itself. Plus we are home owners well some what we paid for this house and it got flooded out, then the city gave us an total upgrade home. But we haven’t set foot in it for like a month now. We just been going on hear say by our city itself. We are so broke cause our card has been on hold cause of fees getting taking out and large amounts. Please tell us what kind of lawyer we go through and how much it is.

  6. Nadia Dolley

    If more information could be sent to me,it would be highly appreciated as i as a suddent has just finished school & hopes to study Law.

  7. Christopher Henderson

    What type of Lawyer handle any and all types of cases or disputes?

  8. dave pluma

    need to talk to a lawyer about comon law

    1. Anonymous

      common laws are laws which are made based on traditions and customs and are created and defined by judges, through a precedent, where judicial rulings from earlier cases are used in later cases as judge made laws. common laws can sometimes be unclear as they are a unwritten part of the UK’s constitution E.G. The royal prerogative.

  9. Mark Curry

    A family friend has the power of attorney of my dad’s estate. And now we are having words. Now she is talking about putting me out of my dad’s house, by me being his son and, I’ve been here about four and a half yrs.And, I need help on what, I need to do to protect myself.

  10. ralph stephens

    former fedexhome delivery contractor looking for attorney to sue fedex for wrongful false contract ,treating my business like I was employee of fedex

  11. preity

    Which type of law has more scope nowadays

  12. kaylen

    i want to be a family lawyer

  13. aasha ruby esi manns

    I am 12 years old I am starting a law firm but I need lawyers I assure you that my lawyers will be paid well and I will makes this the best international law firm in the world check my website which is still in progress I need advice from big investers or business people who will be will to sponser and help make my business grow

  14. Flet

    Great details…..but you forgot the Prosecutor lawyer- I mean the one who proves a criminal guilty and defends the victim.

    1. eliza

      Ya they did forget a type of lawyer.

  15. Helen Lewis

    Looking for a lawyer whom handles matters on higher education in the New York City area.


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