The best lawyers are the ones that don't advertise. Stay away from lawyers with billboard ads, full page phone book ads and also the ones on TV that advertise. Most of them are what we call "ambulance chasing" lawyers.
I am surprised that no lawyer has contacted him to date. Many law firms go to the police station every day looking for "clients" with bad injuries and can get a dozen or more brochures from these lawyers suggesting they contact them. (Ambulance chasing lawyers).
1st off, has any of your family or co-workers at work hired a lawyer in the past? This could be for bankruptcy, divorce etc. If so, call that lawyer up and ask who would they recommend. The best lawyers, never need to advertise, since all of their business is repeat business from clients or from referrals from clients.