Lawyer Referral Service

Let us help you find the right lawyer.

The Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) of the Dayton Bar Association (DBA) has been connecting people in Dayton with attorneys in the area since 1980. We are a trusted resource in the community with over 100 Attorneys on the panel in over 200 practice areas. We will assess your needs and provide a referral to an attorney in your area who can best assist you.

How can I get a referral?

Simply fill out a questionnaire and an email providing your referral information will be sent your way. Be sure to check your junk and/or spam inboxes. Or if you prefer, you can call and speak with an intake specialist who can provide a referral. Our intake specialists are experienced and trained to find the right attorney for your legal matter.

Click here for an online referral

DBA LRS can help you with finding attorney to assist with:

  • American Disabilities Act
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Issues
  • Criminal Matters
  • Debt/Credit Issues
  • Divorce
  • Employment Issues
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues
  • Medical or Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Social Security
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Workers' Compensation


All attorneys in DBA LRS must be in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court and have proof of liability insurance.

What should I expect when receiving a referral?

Once the LRS has identified an attorney for your needs, you will be provided with that attorney’s name and phone number.  It will be your responsibility to contact the attorney to schedule your initial 30 minute in office consultation. There is often a consultation fee of $35, which you will need to pay the attorney when you meet with them.

If you are looking for an attorney but have limited resources, please contact Legal Aid Society at 888-534-1432.

If you are unable to complete the referral request form due to a disability, please contact us at 937-222-6102 for assistance.  Phone intake hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – Noon.