Lawyer Referral Services in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Bar Association maintains a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). The public service refers callers to lawyers in the counties in Pennsylvania that do not have their own lawyer referral service. The PBA LRS currently covers 45 of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The service uses a computer program to select attorneys meeting certain criteria on a rotating basis depending on a variety of factors such as the county where the services are to be performed and the type of practice area of the law at issue.

Attorneys participate in the program on a voluntary basis after indicating the types of practice areas for which they area are willing to accept referrals.

When you call the service, you will talk with a trained staff person who will select the referral attorney. Then you are free to contact that attorney for an initial half-hour consultation that shall not exceed $30. Half of that amount will be returned to the PBA Lawyer Referral Service with the client referral form.


Contact Information to the PBA LRS

Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)
Website: https://www.pabar.org/public/membership/lrsblurb.asp
100 South Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(800) 692-7375
(717) 238-6807

The PBA LRS is opened on Monday through Friday of each week from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Lawyer Referral Services Operated by County Bar Associations

If you need a referral to an attorney in one of the following 45 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania then use the link below to find more information:

Allegheny County Bar Association LRS
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412-261-5555

Beaver County, Beaver: (724) 728-4888

Berks County, Reading: (610) 375-4591

Blair County, Hollidaysburg: (814) 693-3090

Bucks County Bar Association LRS
Doylestown, PA
Phone: 215-348-9413
Toll free: 888-991-9922

Butler County, Butler: (724)-841-0130

Carbon County, Lehighton: (610) 379-4950

Chester County, West Chester: (610) 429-1500

Cumberland County, Carlisle: (717) 249-3166

Dauphin County, Harrisburg,: (717) 232-7536

Delaware County, Media: (610) 566-6625

Erie County Bar Association LRIS
Erie, PA
Phone: 814-459-4411

Philadelphia Bar Association LRIS
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-238-6333    

York County Attorney Connection
York, PA
Phone: 717-854-8755

Berks County LRS
Reading, PA
Phone: 610-375-4591 or 610-375-4592

Chester County Bar Association LRS
West Chester, PA
Phone: 610-429-1500

Cumberland County Bar Association LRS
Carlisle, PA
Phone: 717-249-3166
Toll free: 800-990-9108 (In-state only)
Serves Cumberland County, Main County, Perry County

Dauphin County Bar Association
Harrisburg, PA
Phone: 717-232-7536
Counties Served: Dauphin

Delaware County Bar Association LRS
Media, PA
Phone: 610-566-6625 x 221
Lackawanna County, Scranton: (570) 969-9600

Lancaster Bar Association LRS
Lancaster, PA
Phone: 717-393-0737
Lebanon County, Lebanon: (717) 273-3133

Lawyer Referral Service of the Bar Association of Lehigh County
Allentown, PA
Phone: 610-433-7094

Luzerne County LRS Of Wilkes-Barre Law & Library Association
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Phone: 570-822-6029
Serves Luzerne County and Pennsylvania County

Mercer County, Mercer: (724) 342-3111

Monroe County, Stroudsburg: (570) 424-7288


Montgomery County LRS
Norristown, PA
Phone: 610-279-9660 ext: 201
Toll free: 800-560-5219

Northampton County Bar Association ARIS
Easton, PA
Phone: 610-258-6333
Serves Northampton County, Lehigh County, and Monroe County

Philadelphia County, Philadelphia: (215) 238-1701
Washington County Bar Association LRS
Washington, PA
Phone: 724-225-6710

Westmoreland Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Greensburg, PA
Phone: 724-834-8490
Toll free: 866-WBA-1886

York County, York: (717) 854-8755


Finding an Attorney in Pennsylvania

If you need an attorney in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania then consider the benefits of using a Lawyer Referral Service maintained by the Pennsylvania Bar Association or a local county-level bar association. These community based public services have been helping individuals and local businesses find a qualified attorney for decades.

Lawyer Referral Services provide an important alternative to simply searching the internet for an attorney or using an online attorney directory.

This article was last updated on Friday, February 19, 2016.