Thursday, May 18, 2023

Interesting Facts About Lawyers

Happy Thursday, all! It’s hard to believe that May is already halfway over. This year is absolutely flying by. Today, I wanted to have a little fun and share some facts and statistics about lawyers that I think you will all find interesting. Enjoy!

As of 2023, how many lawyers are there in the world?

- According to World Population Review, the United States easily leads the world in the number of lawyers – with 1.26 million total! The top three states with lawyers in the US are New York, California, and Florida.

- The second, third, and fourth countries with the most lawyers are Italy (248,000), Germany (158,000), and Romania (24,000).

- The smallest country that we all often forget about, is Vatican City. Obviously, with a population of 518, you are not going to find many residents who are also lawyers!

How many family law lawyers are there in the United States?

- As of 2023, there are almost 72,000 people employed in the Family Law and Divorce industry.

- Surprisingly, since 2017, this industry has continued to show a slight decline in the number of lawyers who specialize or work in this area.

- Massachusetts, Washington, New York, and Alaska have the highest salaries for family lawyers, all over six figures!

- Sadly, Florida ranks 48th, not paying family law lawyers nearly enough in my opinion.

How many bankruptcy lawyers are there in the United States?

- The most recent statistic I could find was from 2020, and I have linked that source below. According to IBIS World, there are almost 25,000 lawyers employed in the bankruptcy industry.

- This number is unsurprising and here are the top 5 states with the highest bankruptcy rates: Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and Illinois.

- Florida is not on the top 10 list of states with the highest bankruptcy – which is probably a good thing!

How many Workers’ Comp. lawyers are there in the United States?

- As of 2023, there are almost 180,000 lawyers employed in the Personal Injury and Work Comp. industry.

- Specifically working in Work Comp. produces a smaller number, less than 500, but still on the rise.

- This overall number has steadily increased since 2004 and is projected to continue to do so through 2029.

Hope you all enjoyed these fun facts and statistics. Check out the sources linked below to learn more! And, as always, feel free to contact our office to set up a free consultation if you or someone you know is dealing with a legal case that you believe Marcie Baker can assist you on.


**The thoughts and information contained in this blog do not constitute legal advice of any form and should not be relied on. If you have any legal questions or concerns, please contact our office.

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