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post #31 of 61
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post
+1
I am no high paid lawyer but boy do i love a good deal. Heck, now that i think about maybe i love a good deal cos i am no high paid lawyer!

Regards.

Shikar rules with the hammer of pragmatisim.....
post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by mdg137 View Post
"Absolutely correct. Starting salaries are 160k right now ..."

wow-- starting salaries for attorneys not in their own private practice in these parts is on the low end, around 40k, and on the high end, around 90-110k...

If I could start at 160, Id start over from scratch!

I'd venture he's speaking primarily about the about NLJ 250 firms (i.e., "Biglaw"), most of which are located in the major legal markets of NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.
post #33 of 61
lawman, can you please ignore that guy, he clearly doesnt know what he is talking about and post some pictures? did you get the suit tailored yet?
post #34 of 61
ttiuwp
post #35 of 61
Lawman...
  • Ignore those critical. The $160K/year is for those rarefied, and usually hardly qualified, associates who start at BigLaw law firms. They are few and far between. Most starting lawyers are lucky to earn half that. And most of that half usually goes to servicing $100K+ in student loan debt. Considering that, the Wizard is a prime place to buy suits for starting lawyers. And from what I see most other lawyers usually wearing, at BigLaw or not, it's a good place for the rest of them to buy suits too.


  • Please post pics, I'm eager to see how your suit suits you.
post #36 of 61
Thread Starter 
Guys, I am here at the office and picking up the digital camera to take some pics. Should be up tonight.

The law firm salary discussion is really interesting. I started practicing 17 years ago at one of the ten largest firms in the country. I graduated near the top of my class, which was my goal throughout law school. The starting salary was lush, and I jumped at it. I rode that train for ten years before I had the courage to leap off. I was miserable. I am not an organization man by nature, and I perpetually felt like the proverbial square peg in a round hole.

Six years ago I sucked it up and made the leap to a very small boutique firm doing high end, catastrophic personal injury work. Two years ago I split off and started my own firm.

I've learned some surprising things about law firm compensation. For one, I never realized until very recently that the truly big money is not the exclusive province of big, white shoe firms. I'm not saying this to brag, but only to offer encouragement to those out there in this group who did not or are not going to graduate in the top 10% of their class. I am going to make roughly ten times more this year than I did in any single year while working at a large firm. Plus, I get to go home when I want to and am having a ball practicing with two golfing and drinking buddies.

And what's even more amazing, now that I've become close friends with lots of guys in the plaintiff's bar, I've learned that many of them are making scary large money. And this is North Carolina, not New York, Texas or Chicago!

So for those of you out there who are bemoaning the first-year riches your curve-busting classmates will be reaping next fall, take heart and take aim!
post #37 of 61
Alright counselors, we've had enough of all the law talk 'n such... Now Lawman, pics, if you please.
post #38 of 61
Thread Starter 
Tonight, good man, tonight! I will take as many as I can to show details.

Wow, how far afield we have traveled!
post #39 of 61
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Originally Posted by Lawman View Post
Guys, I am here at the office and picking up the digital camera to take some pics. Should be up tonight.

The law firm salary discussion is really interesting. I started practicing 17 years ago at one of the ten largest firms in the country. I graduated near the top of my class, which was my goal throughout law school. The starting salary was lush, and I jumped at it. I rode that train for ten years before I had the courage to leap off. I was miserable. I am not an organization man by nature, and I perpetually felt like the proverbial square peg in a round hole.

Six years ago I sucked it up and made the leap to a very small boutique firm doing high end, catastrophic personal injury work. Two years ago I split off and started my own firm.

I've learned some surprising things about law firm compensation. For one, I never realized until very recently that the truly big money is not the exclusive province of big, white shoe firms. I'm not saying this to brag, but only to offer encouragement to those out there in this group who did not or are not going to graduate in the top 10% of their class. I am going to make roughly ten times more this year than I did in any single year while working at a large firm. Plus, I get to go home when I want to and am having a ball practicing with two golfing and drinking buddies.

And what's even more amazing, now that I've become close friends with lots of guys in the plaintiff's bar, I've learned that many of them are making scary large money. And this is North Carolina, not New York, Texas or Chicago!

So for those of you out there who are bemoaning the first-year riches your curve-busting classmates will be reaping next fall, take heart and take aim!


Now if only someone could share such a heartening story about the fate of a young CPA...
post #40 of 61
Thread Starter 
At last, some pictures. Pardon the quality (of the pictures, I mean!).


















Again, looks like a pretty good deal for less than $250.00. The cute baby was extra.

Of course, I just scored a three-piece RLPL tonight for $500.00......

Mark
post #41 of 61
looks like a nice suit,Lawman.Who is the seller?
post #42 of 61
Thread Starter 
That is the Wizard of Ahhs guy from Ebay.
post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by Lawman View Post
That is the Wizard of Ahhs guy from Ebay.

can you please give a link to the auction? Is the suit fused,canvassed,half canvassed?
I'll take a look at his auctions.
thanks in advance
post #44 of 61
Someone needs to cut one of those babies open.
post #45 of 61
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Originally Posted by forex View Post
can you please give a link to the auction? Is the suit fused,canvassed,half canvassed?
I'll take a look at his auctions.
thanks in advance

http://stores.ebay.com/The-Wizard-of-Aahs
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