Bar associations such as the State Bar of California, the Washington State Bar Association and the Missouri Bar provide online attorney directories that list attorneys by name, according to the bar association websites. Online attorney databases such as Avvo.com and Martindale.com also allow users to find attorneys by name, according to the search functions on those websites.
The California Bar provides a quick search option that allows users to search a lawyer's first name, last name or both, according to the bar website. The Washington State Bar Association provides a similar search, with an added feature providing users with the ability to search for similar sounding names by checking a box, according to the bar website. This ensures that users can locate an attorney even with a misspelled name entry. The Missouri lawyer directory provides a first and last name search, with the option to limit the search by city or Zip code, according to the bar website.
The lawyer search function on Avvo allows users to search by name, with the option to limit the search by state, town or Zip code, per the website's search function. Martindale.com provides a quick people search, which allows nationwide searches of attorneys by name, per the website's search function.