How do you know whether a boutique law firm or a general practice is right for you?

If you or someone you love has experienced harm because of the actions or negligence of someone else, it may be time to look for a lawyer.  However, a quick search online for personal injury lawyers can quickly leave you overwhelmed with options! Boutique law firm, general practice, litigation and transactional law firms…  There are countless types of lawyers and law firms out there, and if you are new to the field, you may have a difficult time making the right choice.

One of the best ways to narrow down your search at the beginning is to determine what type of lawyer or law firm you are looking for.  In this blog, we’ll break down the differences between a boutique law firm and a general practice.   


Perhaps the most clear differentiation between boutique law firms and general practices is the size.  The former are small; you will typically find between two and ten employees working at
boutique law firm practices.  At general practices, the size can vary much more, employing anywhere between a dozen and hundreds or even thousands of employees.


Specialization is one of the key factors to consider when deciding between different law firms.  At a boutique law firm, you will often find attorneys who have specialized in one or a few different areas of law, such as personal injuries from car accidents or workers’ compensation.  At general practices, you can find attorneys to represent almost any kind of case.  However, they may be missing the depth of knowledge that can be acquired through specialization at a smaller firm.


At a smaller firm, you can look forward to personalized and dedicated attention.  You can typically count on a boutique law firm to provide consistent communication and personalized attention throughout your case.  At a general firm, you may have to wait longer for responses or go through various points of contact to get the information you need.


Because general law firms represent all sorts of cases and clients, you may find that your attorney represents both individuals and large corporations.  You may find yourself uncertain about how much your attorney or team is really dedicated to your case.  At smaller firms like The Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, though, you will find passionate dedication to your case and a determination to get you the compensation you deserve.

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