What Are The Highest-Paid Types Of Lawyers?
March 1, 2023 | Winters & Yonker, P.A. | Florida Law
When people think about high-paying professions, lawyers are often at the top of the list. Lawyers are well-paid for their work, but did you know that not all lawyers make the same amount of money?
Different areas of law bring in different levels of income. Read on to discover the highest-paid types of lawyers and how much each makes on average.
Patent attorneys are among the highest-paid type of lawyers in the United States. These lawyers help inventors navigate the patent process and ensure that their applications are filed appropriately. Many patent attorneys make close to $160,000 a year.
Tax attorneys help individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of the American tax system. Because no one wants to wind up on the wrong side of the IRS, tax attorneys are well worth every penny they charge. Most tax attorneys make over $145,000 a year.
Corporate attorneys work with companies to make sure they stay in compliance with any regulations their industry may require. They can also provide legal advice, draft legal documents, and handle other such matters. On average, corporate attorneys make almost $140,000 a year.
Intellectual Property Lawyer
Intellectual property lawyers help their clients navigate the regulations surrounding the use of work or inventions that result from creativity. This can include everything from managing the rights to an invention someone designed while working for a company to protecting copyright on a manuscript. Most IP lawyers make a little more than $130,000 a year.
Real Estate Attorney
For many people, real estate is the largest purchase they’ll ever make. Real estate attorneys help their clients to navigate these transactions and make sure all paperwork is filed appropriately. Real estate lawyers usually make around $125,000 a year.
Civil Litigation Attorney
Civil litigation lawyers handle a variety of small claims and civil dispute cases. They collect paperwork, file lawsuits, and manage pleadings for their clients inside and outside the courtroom. Most civil litigation attorneys make more than $110,000 a year.
Filing bankruptcy can be an overwhelming process, and bankruptcy lawyers help clients manage it and get their financial lives back on track. These lawyers are paid well for their knowledge of financial law and the bankruptcy process. Most make around $110,000 a year in the United States.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyers help their clients recover compensation after they’ve been hurt in accident of some kind, including car accidents, slip and falls, and other types of incidents. Unlike other lawyers, personal injury lawyers take their fees from a percentage of the settlement they recover for their clients, meaning they only make as much money as they make for their clients. Most personal injury lawyers make a little over $106,000 a year.
Employment lawyers typically work with companies to make sure they’re following all the federal and state employment laws. They can also represent employees who have been the victims of discriminatory employment practices. Employment lawyers usually make a little more than $95,000 a year.
Family lawyers help families navigate the agonizing process of divorce. They manage everything from child custody agreements and alimony payments to property division and so on. The average family lawyer makes around $90,000 a year.
Immigration lawyers help their clients manage the immigration process, including filing all the appropriate paperwork and documentation. They can help their clients get visas and green cards and apply for citizenship. Most immigration lawyers make close to $75,000 a year.
Get a Lawyer Who Fights for Your Money
Law is a lucrative field of work, but not all lawyers make the same amount of money. Patent and tax attorneys tend to be the highest earners, with corporate and intellectual property lawyers not far behind. Real estate lawyers, civil litigation attorneys, and bankruptcy lawyers also tend to be among the highest-paid attorneys in the industry.
Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated, not to getting the highest income we can, but to recovering the most money we can for our clients. We’ll fight for a full and fair settlement in your case, and you’ll never pay a dime unless we win. Schedule a free consultation with us today and start getting the representation you deserve.
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