You may be wondering the difference between a consumer protection attorney and say the attorney that would handle a divorce case. Really the answer is as simple as the filed that they practice law in. You could get any attorney who is willing to take your consumer protection lawsuit against a big business but lawyers’ have specialties for a reason. A consumer protection attorney will be experienced in handling suits where businesses are charged with fraud or misleading customers to making purchases. Like any area of law consumer protection has a broad range of areas within it as well as within many different industries. When you are in need of a good lawyer to bring your case against a business for charges of consumer fraud or endangerment, you would be best served to specifically find a consumer protection attorney with experience in the field as well as the industry that the business operates in whenever possible. This will increase your chances of success greatly.
That doesn’t mean that an attorney practicing general law doesn’t have the ability or knowledge to win a consumer protection lawsuit, it simply means you have better choices out there. Just like you wouldn’t go to a general doctor of medicine to perform open heart surgery, you shouldn’t go to the family lawyer to bring your lawsuit against a big company for violating consumer protection laws. Although there are federal and state laws in place that protect consumers from fraud and a host of other unscrupulous business practices, you will still want to consult an attorney to see if you should pursue the case in a court with your own representation or if the local, state and federal government agencies can obtain an outcome to satisfy your needs.