My brother in law’s third cousin’s wife is an attorney. Can’t I just have her help me?

Perhaps.  Although all lawyers have an understanding of the law,  much like doctors, they specialize in different things. For example, if you break your toe, you’re not going to visit the cardiologist to help you, right?  It’s the same thing with lawyers. Whether you end up working with me or your brother-in-law’s third cousin’s wife, you want to work with a lawyer who (a) understands your business and (b) has experience with the area of law you need assistance with. Although I hope we’ll be the best fit for you, here’s some more information about how to find the best lawyer for you.