As the old saying goes, when you need a lawyer then you really do need a lawyer. But it's necessary to be a little careful, to make sure that the lawyer you take on is a specialist in the specific area of law where you really need them. There's no point in taking on a tax lawyer if you face a DUI, no point the other way around either.
So, just as an example, if you were up around the Great Lakes and needed help wioth a workers' comp problem then you'd be best off looking for a Chicago workers compensation attorney. Which, extremely fortunately if that is what you are looking for, is what you'll find if you click through that link.