Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It pays to live in the sticks?

Chuck Newton at The Spare Room Tycoon has an interesting post today about lawyer income. Citing an Indiana study, it appears that, if you are in a firm of five or fewer lawyers, income is actually higher in a small town than a big city practice. Less competition must be the reason. And don't forget the lower overhead of being in a smaller market, including cheaper dirt or lease costs. (I already know this, living in the country and all that.) You know the old yarn: one lawyer in a town will starve, but two will thrive.