duckmoney wrote:Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but does anyone know anything about non-Miami FL markets like Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville? Or are these places just not-very-elaborate flames?
They're secondary markets that are similar in many respects to what T6 anon just mentioned. Typically insular, mid-to-small-market type work, less lateral options. Each of the cities mentioned has a distinctive feel. Those are all small legal communities, but not so small that it's unbearable.
The not-very-elaborate flame aspect of these markets is likely that they like people from the area (i.e. Tampa firms prefer Tampa natives, as a general rule) and are suspicious of outsiders, especially those with little to no ties to the area.