get a lawyer
If you are charged with breaking the law, you will need to get a lawyer.
hire/engage a lawyer
He’s rich enough to hire a good lawyer.
see/consult a lawyer (=talk to a lawyer for advice)
She has consulted a lawyer and is considering whether to sue Bailey.
talk to/speak to a lawyer (=for advice)
Have you spoken to a lawyer?
a lawyer acts for/defends/represents somebody
a group of lawyers who represent the airline
a lawyer argues something
His lawyers argued that the charges against him were baseless.
a lawyer advises something
His lawyers advised him not to comment.
ADJECTIVES/NOUN + LAWYER
a defence lawyer (=a lawyer who tries to prove in court that someone is not guilty)
This evidence was given to the defence lawyer.
a prosecution lawyer (=a lawyer who tries to prove in court that someone is guilty)
The prosecution lawyer asked his witness a question.
a civil rights lawyer
He has worked as a civil rights lawyer for over twenty years.
a criminal lawyer
She is one of the country’s leading criminal lawyers.
a libel lawyer
The actress is unhappy about the magazine article and has consulted a libel lawyer.
a clever lawyer
A clever lawyer may get a case against his client dropped because of a technicality.
a hotshot lawyer (=a successful and confident lawyer)
He’s a hotshot lawyer with a growing reputation.
get a lawyer