Legal-Ease: Two people to call before you call your lawyer

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Often when people are facing challenges, they call their lawyer first. Advice and time from attorneys is often expensive, and Lee believes there are two other types of professionals to keep in mind before immediately contacting a lawyer when a situation gets difficult.

Lee suggests contacting a spiritual adviser as well as a mental health professional before immediately picking up the phone to contact your attorney.

Attorneys are often the first call for many people who face a variety of challenges, even though attorneys’ time and advice is expensive. Sometimes, including another professional can help a lawyer or can eliminate the need for extensive legal assistance.

Recently, someone asked me to address a clearly bad law that is still the law of Ohio. That person needed a politician or elected official, not an attorney, to get the law changed.

Read more about Lee’s suggestions on how to help your lawyer be more effective and potentially avoid some legal situations by relying upon these other two professions in addition to your attorney in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Two people to call before you call your lawyer

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Two people to call before you call your lawyer,” by Lee R. Schroeder, February 13, 2016

Posted in Civil Lawsuits, General Law.