The Houston Lawyer Referral Service (HLRS™) provides referrals to over 200 private practice attorneys who have been screened and selected on experience in specific areas of the law. HLRS™ serves individuals with a legal matter in the Houston Metropolitan area including Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Galveston counties, Texas.
The HLRS™ is sponsored by nine local bar associations, is certified by the State Bar of Texas, and is one of a select few programs nationwide that meets the standards of the American Bar Association.
The Houston Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit community service project of the legal profession that was established in 1958.
What is the Houston Lawyer Referral Service?
If you need an attorney or think you have a legal problem, The Houston Lawyer Referral Service (HLRS™) is here to help.
When you call the HLRS™ office, a trained staff member will help you determine the nature of your problem. Many times people think they need a lawyer, when all they really need is a referral to a community service program or governmental agency. If your problem does require the services of an attorney, the HLRS™ staff member can make a referral to an attorney who is in private practice. The referral will be based on your legal problem and your preference for an attorney located in a specific geographic area. You can also request a referral by using the Request a Referral button on the HLRS™ web site.
Established in 1958, the HLRS™ is a non-profit, community service program of the legal profession. The HLRS™ is sponsored by nine local bar associations, is certified by the State Bar of Texas, and is one of a select few programs nationwide that meets the standards of the American Bar Association.
The HLRS™ has nearly 200 attorney members that can accept cases from 38 different legal categories. All HLRS™ attorneys provide an initial 30-minute office consultation for nominal fee of $20. HLRS™ attorneys are in private practice and charge customary legal fees to help you with your legal matter. Please note personal injury cases are usually on a contingency fee basis (you pay when the attorney collects money from the other party.) Attorneys participating on the HLRS™ service are in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and must meet strict guidelines and criteria.
Additional services provided by the HLRS™ are Spanish-speaking staff and attorneys, reduced-fee attorneys for income-eligible individuals (email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application), and a 24-hour attorney on call for emergency matters.
The HLRS™ serves over 100,000 individuals each year in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston counties. Individuals can call the HLRS™ office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (713) 237-9429 or use the Request a Referral 24 hours a day online and your referral request will be reviewed during business hours. Learn more about how the service works.
Do You Need a Referral to Qualified Houston Area Attorneys?
Have you been putting off getting help with a legal problem? If you need an attorney or think you have a legal problem, the Houston Lawyer Referral Service is here to help. Our qualified Houston area attorneys help thousands of people each month, since 1958, with legal matters in the Texas counties of Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Montgomery.
Houston Lawyer Referral Service can refer you to one of our pre-screed, insured attorneys from 38 different legal categories, including the following types of lawyers:
- Personal Injury Lawyers
- Family Lawyers
- Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Employment Attorneys
- Probate, Wills, Estates & Trusts Attorneys
- Landlord/Tenant Attorneys
- Tax Attorneys
- Insurance Lawyers
- Immigration Law Attorneys
- Bankruptcy Lawyers, and
- Lawyers practicing in almost every other area of law.
Every attorney on our service is screened and must meet specific requirements. Our attorneys average over 10 years of experience.
Houston Lawyer Referral Service provides free referrals. Our attorneys provide an initial 30-minute office consultation for a reduced fee of $20. We also offer bilingual staff and attorneys, reduced fee attorneys for income-eligible individuals, a 24-hour attorney on call, and referrals to social service agencies. After the initial consultation the lawyers charge customary legal fees.
Houston Lawyer Referral Service is certified by the State Bar of Texas under Article 320d, Revised Civil Statutes, Certificate Number 9305. We are one of only ten percent of referral programs nationwide meeting the strict standards of the American Bar Association.
Houston Lawyer Referral Service is a non-profit community service that was established in 1958. We are sponsored by the Houston Bar Association and nine other local bar associations. To start your referral, call (713) 237-9429 or request a referral. Need a lawyer in a different part of the country? Find the Lawyer Referral program in that geographic area through the ABA national directory. Learn more about the Houston Lawyer Referral Service.