USCCA member and Illinois person Atty question

I live in Soutehern Illinois. I have wondered if it is better to get an attorney outside of my area within the network? Dave McDermott is recommended from Chicago. The wife unit even thinks having his name on my USCCA account would be a good thing since he is outside the area. Make sense?

THANKS

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It probably wouldn’t hurt to make contact with whomever you are considering. Have a conversation, introduce yourself, ask questions, learn things, give them your number as well as you obtain their information, establish some sort of relationship. This will probably instill more confidence as you move forward. At least that’s what I’ve done. Whether it works or not; I feel good about what I’ve initiated. I even put them on my Christmas card list.

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My point is this, is it advisable to get someone outside of our locale?

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@Michael248 I have 2 USCCA attorney numbers and addresses from 2 adjacent counties next to the county I live in, and also 1 each in 2 adjacent reciprocity States that I frequently visit.

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What are the pros and cons you are thinking might be a thing for the attorney being from your locale or not?

Is it that the person you really think is great happens to be farther away and you are concerned they might be too far?

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My concern is local attorneys being in too tight with local courts and police.

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Let me try this again. Is five hours too far a distance for a high end attorney?

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@Michael248 5 hours probably won’t be a problem for distance to get the best representation when needed, and as for local attorneys well that’s like 50-50 chance and why chance it. Someone on the outside with a good reputation is better.

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Ronald sounds like you understand what I’m asking for them as stated, sticking with a local attorney might be a problem. Anyway, thanks.

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I think it is totally up to you. Do you think it is worth waiting for an attorney if you don’t like the ones close by. I don’t think anyone can make that decision for you. Maybe you could have two. Just my 2¢

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You made me think and look!

USCCA Attorney Network

In the event of a self-defense shooting, your first call should always be to 911. and your second call will be to the Delta Defense Critical Response Team. These highly trained Case Managers will be your guide through the unanticipated fog of a self‑defense incident. They will connect you with your attorney or one of your choosing from the USCCA Attorney Network.

There are no “Network” attorneys in my county or adjacent counties.

I will be following some sage advise already provided in this thread and reaching out to several of the closest candidates!

The search by state function is arranged in alphabetical order not geography. That is a bummer!

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