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Thanks for the quick reply.
Is federal court an option and if so, is there an advantage over state court?
The amounts are over $10k. I'd estimate ~$50k total.
The charges in the criminal case, if there were to be one, would include wire fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit each - 3 conspirators - which are covered by US Code. I don't know what the claims would be in a civil suit other than fraud and breach of contract.
The lawyer referral service you referred me to flat refused to give me a referral on the basis that the matter involved people in other states. I was shocked to have a no -lawyer declare that I would not be able to sue for fraud or breach of contract in my own state because the other party lived in a different state.
Can you get back to my original question which was intended to ask what specialization(s) should i look for in selecting an attorney? Also, another referral service or source for qualified people would e helpful.
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