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Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:27 pm

Where did you graduate from law school, what were your first salaries, what type of lawyer are you. Also just for bonus who is the richest lawyer you know personally?

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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby minnbills » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:39 pm

1) 2015
2) fed clerkship: 62k
3) I know some biglaw partners in NYC who make several million a year - but the richest lawyer I know is a personal injury guy who raked in $50 million on a case recently.

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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:45 pm

Graduated from T2 few years ago making around 85k now. I’m in real estate.

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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:48 pm

1) 2016

2) Local city government: 65k

3) A solo dude who "monopolized" the immigration law area where I live- his face is everywhere. I went to one of his mansions-10mil, 3 pools, movie theater etc.


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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby nrthwst4now » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:09 am

Market is the following:

1st year: $180,000
2nd year: $190,000
3rd year: $210,000
4th year: $235,000
5th year: $260,000
6th year: $280,000
7th year: $300,000
8th year: $315,000

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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:23 am

1. Graduated Top 15% at a low T1 (ranked 40-50).

2. Currently a second year at an SV corporate boutique (EC/VC work). Make $150k.

3. Richest lawyer I know personally is a PI lawyer that won a $400M judgment on a contingency case.

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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 am

Graduated 2013. My salary history (approximately):

1st job: 40k (state government) - 2 years
2nd job: 60-65k (small firm) - 1 year
3rd job: 100k (NLJ 250 firm) - less than a year
4th job: 120k (federal government)

I feel extremely fortunate to have landed my current position. I’m also in a secondary market.

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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:45 am

1) Graduated 2017 from Top 20
2) $110K
3) M&A in secondary market

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Re: Lawyers on here, how much do you make?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 pm

1) ~$225-250 all-in depending on equity comp and bonus
2) 2010 T14 Grad /2011 T3 LLM
3) $167.5k (NYC Market plus bonus at the time)
4) Tax (9-5 in-house)
5) Personally as in they know me? I know several biglaw partners who almost certainly make seven figures, as well as a small firm founder doing high-end trial work for oil companies who is in that range, but I wouldn't know exact comp. Have met? I've met a plaintiff's side trial lawyer who was probably worth high eight or low nine figures.



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