Getting your “law license” is no different than getting any other kind of professional license. It gives you the right to work in the state where you want to practice your profession and the right to set up your own business. Having the latter is deeply ingrained into what it means to many people to be successful. Many attorneys believe that the true route to success and happiness is through having their own law firms.

Should You Start Your Own Law Firm?

But is starting your own firm the right move for you?
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

Choosing to start your own law firm is a significant decision that will have profound implications for the rest of your career. Starting your own firm might take your career in a new, glorious direction, or not. It might impede your professional advancement and hinder your entire career. You must think through the pros and cons very carefully. Starting a firm is extremely challenging. You might succeed, but the odds are that you will fail.