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What Lawyers Earn

Posted by Thomas Brown | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are a few myths to explore with regard of lawyers' fees. According to the ABA Journal, Vol. 105, No. 7, September/October 2019, private lawyers earn an average of $144,230 per year. But this wealth is not being shared equally, across gender, region of the USA, client type and practice area.

Outside the for-profit legal market, public defenders, prosecutors, legal aid and non-profit attorneys are making significantly less. A first year public defender receives between $48,000 and $58,300 per year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual average wage for all occupations was $51,960.

Bankruptcy attorneys average $140,000 while personal injury lawyers average $250,000

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Thomas Brown

Attorney Thomas F. Brown, II has more than four decades of experience representing injured workers and helping them obtain the income benefits and medical treatment they need and deserve. Tom primarily practices in the workers' compensation area, representing injured workers exclusively. He also...


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