A local lawyer. For a more effective legal defense it is better if the lawyer you choose is well placed in the area where you need legal representation .It 'therefore always better to choose a lawyer of the place where you have to take the judgment because it is familiar with the practice of that court, you know, moves in chancellery, knows who and how to ask for information. Also likely it is aware of the "jurisprudence" of the court, that is usually knows how the court decides on certain issues.
A bit of experience does not hurt. The years of experience of a lawyer are an important criterion, not to be overlooked. The lawyer is not only a good lawyer, one who knows the rules of reference well, but must also have practical experience of law. Sometimes when looking for a professional, age is a determining factor. However, this is not necessarily a good indicator of a lawyer's experience or skills. Sometimes a young lawyer who is trying to make a name for himself will work harder to win a case and will do a great job for his clients. A highly-rated lawyer with a well-established study in the industry that you are interested in will have a great experience , and assures you a thorough knowledge of the subject and a high quality in drafting the documents,
Probably the intermediate choice is the most reasonable choice. Choose the study well started, but be followed not by the senior lawyer of that study, but by one of his collaborators. So you can take advantage of the experience of the study and the greater availability due to the enthusiasm of the young age and the desire to make the way of the young lawyer.
Another really relevant aspect is the specific knowledge of the subject to be dealt with. Many are convinced that a lawyer, as well as a judge as a law graduate must and can know all the knowledge of law. But this is a false belief. Personally I feel a sacred terror when a friend addresses me with the fateful phrase: "Annabella, can I ask you a question by right?" Usually this is a very complicated matter where special laws are unknown, and I obviously can not answer, so on two feet, and I limit myself to mumble as a reasonable general consideration based on the principles of law. I do not think it is very different for a lawyer. In the first instance, no lawyer has the solution in his pocket, believe me. The case must first be studied.
I will then launch this important clue to identify your lawyer. If the lawyer immediately after hearing your story has no hesitation in accepting the assignment, without even giving himself time to study the matter, then give up. It is probably a seller of smoke.