While you are legally allowed to represent yourself in a court of law in the United States, this is not recommended. Lawyers have a better understanding of the law gained not only from years in law school, but also years of experience in the industry. Hiring an attorney really is your best bet if you need to sue someone or if you have been charged with a crime.
Once you have a good attorney on your side, they will make your case so much easier. However, you will still need to know how to best navigate various meetings, how to behave in court, and what information to share with your lawyer. We'll teach you more about those topics, and others, on our blog.