Reasons to hire a local lawyer

Reputation, relationships among reasons to hire a local lawyer

We love Murfreesboro.

We can tell you the best trails to hike, the best rivers to fish, where to get a good haircut, fun things to do with the kids on a Saturday afternoon and what to order at The Alley on Main.

We root for MTSU. We shop local. We know the people and the places and the history that make up our community.

You might not think any of that would help us in the courtroom, but you’d be wrong.

Here are five reason why it’s important to hire a local lawyer:


As the old adage in real estate goes, the three most important things are location, location, location. It’s true with attorneys too. Local attorneys are not just here for you; we’re here for you. You’ll definitely see some enticing billboards on Interstate 24 and some wacky advertisements during daytime TV, but try calling those numbers and actually getting to meet the star of the commercial. Many of them don’t even live here.


Maybe even more important than location, location, location is reputation, reputation, reputation. By looking locally for an attorney, you’ll have a better chance of getting real feedback from friends and colleagues. Ask around. Any good attorney will be confident that you’ll hear positive stories about them.


The law can be practiced just a little differently from city to city and state to state. It’s not just important for the community to know the attorney you hire. It’s also important that the attorney knows your community. You don’t want your case to be the first time your attorney comes to your town.


With every document, court appearance, proceeding and trial, you will likely have a long list of questions about what to expect. Because local attorneys are familiar with the system in your town, the answers to your questions will come from their previous experiences.


Chances are, a local attorney has been before the judge in your case before and has gone up against the opposing attorney. It’s one thing to know the game. It’s another to know the players. Hire someone who knows both.

If you’re looking for attorneys who know and love Murfreesboro as much as you do, we’re here to help. If you’d like to learn more about our firm, contact the Law Office of Michael Craig.