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James Ford Sr., Solo Practitioner (Attorney)

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Working as a solo practitioner has both pros and cons, just like any other attorney. Some of the pros include complete freedom over what cases they work on and making their own destiny. Some of the cons include a lower average salary compared to private practice attorneys and less support staff to help you in than you would have in private practice.

Solo practitioners enjoy various benefits that larger firm practitioners may lack, such as complete freedom over the cases they choose and the nature of their practice. That being said, there are some downsides to becoming a solo practitioner, including reduced staffing and a lower average salary as compared to larger firm practitioners. All in all, you should weigh your options and consider becoming a solo practitioner if it is the right fit for you.



1. What is the best part of being a solo practitioner?

I have been in solo practice or in a small firm for 38 years. The best part is being my own boss; taking the cases that interest me.

2. What is the worst part of being a solo practitioner?

The worst part is being overworked at times.

3. What advice would you give to others looking to become a solo practitioner?

The advice I would give to any attorney looking to start a solo practice is the same I would give any other attorney - be prepared to do whatever it takes to be an excellent lawyer for you client and for the system of justice.

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