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12 Things I Hate About Small Firm Practice

Bitter Contributor Columns, Lawyer 27 Comments

After almost five years of epic BigLaw drudgery and misery, I finally decided it was time to choose lifestyle over status and pay. In other words, I joined a small firm, a/k/a “a litigation boutique.” Trouble is, I’m realizing that my decision was completely flawed because it was based on the faulty assumption that the small firm I was joining …

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Why BigLaw Associates Should Listen to Me

C. Hank Peters Big Legal Brain, Columns, Lawyer 9 Comments

At conferences throughout the year, I’m often pigeonholed by attendees, who look at my name and ask me this question: “Who the fuck are you?”  After I explain who I am and I buy a few rounds of drinks, people start talking to me. After a few more drinks, I tell them why my advice for solo attorneys should be …

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