I only want to become a lawyer for the money?
Question by punjabi guy: I only want to become a lawyer for the money?
When I’m older I want to become a lawyer, for the money. I want to do a job that makes a lot of money, what type of lawyer makes the most money? I plan on opening a private practice, as a solo practitioner will I be able to make a lot of money?
Answer by Jen
I have heard tax lawyers make the most on average (I heard a good tax lawyer bills out at $ 1200/hr).
However, to make that kind of money you will be working on an account for a large company, and large companies tend to go to large, established law firms. As a small private practice you are unlikely to get any such accounts and will not be able to bill out at such a high rate.
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