What is the best area of law to practice for young lawyers?
The “best” or even a “good” area of practice is subjective and there are many factors that come into play. That being said, from my experience as an attorney who has been practicing for over 15 years, I have found that the following areas provide me with the most satisfaction: civil litigation including personal injury/wrongful death claims, family law including divorce and custody disputes, employment-related disputes such as wrongful termination cases and sexual harassment suits. Although I love all aspects of our profession – appellate work particularly – it seems like we see less opportunities in those areas than we used to do (although this may be changing). So if you want to make a living doing what you love and enjoy working on fascinating legal issues where others need your help financially (and emotionally), then go after these areas of practice!