Lawyer Referral Service

Looking for a lawyer in the South Bend/Mishawaka area?

The St. Joseph County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service was established to assist individuals and businesses in finding an attorney. Lawyers who participate in the service must have malpractice insurance coverage and be members of the Bar Association.

Attorneys in our service practice in almost all areas of law, including Bankruptcy, Business & Corporate, Consumer, Custody & Visitation, Criminal, Divorce, Employment, Immigration, Medical Malpractice, Misdemeanor & DUI, Personal Injury, Probate & Estates, Wills, Real Estate, Child Support, Social Security, and Workers Compensation.

When you contact the service, staff will help you evaluate your situation and then refer you to an attorney who practices in that area of law. The service is unable to provide you with legal advice.

There is a $25 fee for the referral service, which includes a 30 minute consultation with the attorney. Any additional attorney’s fees you will owe for services beyond the consultation will be addressed by the attorney.

You may contact the LRS by telephone: (574) 235-9657. The office is staffed between 9:00  and 11:30 a.m. weekdays.

If you are seeking an attorney referral and are unable to reach us by phone, please send an email to In your email, please include:

  • Your name
  • Your callback phone number
  • Your zip code of residence
  • The county in which you seek legal representation if not St. Joseph County
  • A brief description of your legal matter

Email inquiries will be responded to in the order they are received.

An online form to submit your inquiry will be available soon.