As normal citizens, we are not as well-versed with the laws and sometimes we do not even understand the extent of our rights. This unawareness allows a lot of people and companies to take advantage of us. However, if we do happen to find ourselves in need of assistance regarding the law, we go to lawyers. While it is true that all lawyers specialize in legal aid, it is important to understand that the field of law is very vast and not every lawyer can provide the right advice for your case and needs.
So, we have taken the liberty of noting down the most common type of lawyers to help you know who you should contact if you are in need of legal aid regarding a certain matter.
A corporate lawyer, also known as a business lawyer, handles all of the intricacies surrounding most businesses. This can include mergers, acquisitions, tax compliance etc. This can further be sub-divided into two other categories.
A business litigation lawyer deals with lawsuits whereas a business transaction lawyer deals with negotiations and drawing drafts.
Criminal Defense Lawyer:
As the name suggests, criminal defense lawyers represent and defend those that have been accused of violating and/or committing a crime. This can range from small crimes like vandalism or shoplifting to large-scale crimes like burglary, assault, murder etc.
An employment lawyer deals with everything related to employment. This includes employee rights and handling cases like gender discrimination, unjustified termination or demotion and any other such situation that violates the rights of an employee.
A family lawyer deals with multiple situations like prenuptials, property rights, child custody, adoption cases and divorce. Some specifically specialize in divorce.
There are plenty of other types of lawyers as well, all of which specialize in other fields like Tax law, Intellectual Property law, Estate planning law etc.