It's possible that you can write at least some of your real estate law consulting fees off your yearly taxes, especially if they were incurred for business reasons. You should check with the IRS and your state revenue service before attempting this; whether it's allowable may depend on the circumstances.
Real estate law specialists and a variety of other attorneys are rated on the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which you can access for a fee. It rates them according to their ethical standards and ability, and you can search by specific individuals or firms. Look for the top rating of AV.