How do I find a good lawyer?
Without any hesitation at all I would say that the very best way to find a good real estate lawyer is to ask family, friends and other people you trust to refer you to someone who they know, who they have actually dealt with, and who they feel treated them professionally and fairly throughout their transaction.

Also ask your realtor for a couple of names. A good realtor will give you the name of a good lawyer.

There are a lot of really good real estate lawyers, and there are a lot of really bad real estate lawyers- we run into both all the time. Chances are that if you are referred to a lawyer who returned phone calls on a timely basis, who dealt with problems professionally, who didn't over-charge, over-promise and under-deliver during your friend's transaction, you have probably found someone who will treat you well also.