Suits Makes Being a Lawyer Look Awesome: What is it Really Like?

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We asked lawyers and legal professionals throughout the country if being a lawyer is as awesome as it looks on Suits. The popular television show has depicted lawyers for the past three seasons, but is being a real life lawyer as splendid as it is in the series? We decided to ask the experts to weigh in with their thoughts.

I'm writing on behalf of attorney Scott Grabel, owner of Grabel and Associates, a criminal defense law firm practicing throughout the state of Michigan. There are many differences between television attorneys and what happens in real life. The cases don't get resolved so quickly and it's not nearly as glamorous! Oddly enough, a client recently compared Grabel's personality to one of the charters on Suits (I can't remember which one, off the top of my head).

-Alexis Krawczyk
Executive Assistant
Grabel & Associates

I don't watch television and haven't heard of the show Suits, but I thought you might be interested in my perspective. I quit a government attorney job to start my own practice so that I could do work, I was really excited about and have the flexibility to travel and spend more time with my very young child. I actually spend a majority of my time as a stay-at-home mom, and my business is growing. I do transactional work only -no litigation - so I spend my time in cafes and libraries working on contracts, LLC operating agreements, other documents, and meeting clients I'm really excited about. I also participate in legal cafes held by the Sustainable Economies Law Center to support a resilient, healthy local economy. My work requires me to learn constantly, and my clients are super inspiring, and I just love my life right now.

Sarah Kaplan
Sarah Kaplan Law Office

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