Anonymous User wrote:think there is some confusion here. Original OP here, and I am going to a firm. Reasonable Man, do you know much about med mal defense? Because this is the one part of ID law I am most naturally drawn to, even if it gets a bad rap. Thanks again.
The bad rap isn't exactly fair. Med-mal defense is considered fairly specialized and usually the firms that handle it are good staffed by good attorneys, most of which in major markets are earning over 100k per year. Its given a bad rap because big law firms will not handle these cases because the billing rate is typically only about 200ish for partners; well below the rate biglaw typically overcharges err I mean charges its clients. By contrast, products liability cases will often be handled by biglaw firms and thus, that work is "solid" and "technical" and, of course, prestigious. But in reality, the medical issues in a med-mal case can be complex and the trials are intense. I don't look down on med-mal defense at all; though I typically do not handle such cases.