1. Begin with Basic Search
Basic Search works best for single terms and straightforward searches, such as a specific attorney or law school. To locate the person, organization, practice area or content you are looking for, simply begin typing in the search box. If you have additional information to narrow your search from the outset, you can include it.
Our search technology will return the best matches for your search in the following ordered categories, seen in a dropdown menu:
- Law Firms
- Practice Areas
Select the category that meets your needs.
The subsequent Search Results page will show Law Firms, Attorneys, and Articles within that category based on the criteria entered in the search bar. For example, if you entered John Smith in the search box and selected People, your search results would display all attorneys named John Smith.
The number next to the category indicates the number of items matching your search terms. Clicking on View More leads to a page with additional search results in that category, which can then be sorted.
2. Use a location-based search for more precise results
- When searching for the location of a specific law firm, you can limit your results by using the following syntax, which is supported on this site:
- “AOP” IN “Location”
- “AOP” NEAR me
- “AOP” NEAR “Location”
- “AOP” IN “Zip code”
- “AOP” NEAR “Zip Code”
3. Use filters to refine results
Filters can be used to narrow down a broad set of search results. You can choose from three main options to focus your results: Law Firms, People, and Articles. Within each of these categories you’ll find additional filters to narrow your search even more.