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If you’ve never needed to use a lawyer for anything, you probably think you have an idea of how law firms are structured. That’s due to the way law practices are portrayed on television and in movies. A fictional firm is usually a massive company, with the show’s protagonist striving to “make partner” by working countless hours and billing hundreds of hours each week. If that’s your idea of how law firms operate, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, many people assume this “Big Law” model is how all practices work, but nothing could be further from the truth.
In reality, a law firm may follow one of several models. On one end of the spectrum are solo practitioners, meaning the lawyer operates a one-person shop, possibly with the help of a paralegal or administrative assistant. On the opposite end are the massive firms that employ hundreds of attorneys of varying specialties and often cater to corporations and big businesses.
In the middle of those two extremes are boutique law firms. In a Goldilocks scenario, boutique firms are just the right fit for many people’s legal needs. Read on to learn why.
Definition of a boutique law firm?
A boutique law firm, like ZinnLaw is a small practice that specializes in one or just a few types of law. Boutique firms usually have between two and 20 employees, including attorneys, law clerks and paralegals. For example, at ZinnLaw we specialize in bankruptcy, contract law, real estate law, construction law, and commercial litigation.
In this way, boutique firms have concentrated areas of emphasis. The boutique practice can be the difference between winning or losing at trial or leveraging the best settlement. Boutique firms provide – and usually exceed – the expertise of large firms.
A specialized approach
As a boutique firm, ZinnLaw may not be able to help just any client who walks in the door. We are often very selective about the cases we take. So, if your case doesn’t fit one of our niche practice areas, we may refer you to a lawyer with more experience in your specific area of need.
Don’t feel put off if we have to refer you elsewhere. We are well connected and have worked with many other local Southwest Florida lawyers who specialize in other practice areas. We always ensure each client who comes to us gets the best possible service. So if we don’t have extensive experience in the area of law you need for your case, we will refer you to a great SWFL law firm that does. This mutually beneficial referral network helps you get the specialized legal services you need.
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