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The Benefits of Working with a Small Law Firm

Small law firms are characterized as firms with between two and ten attorneys. The Patterson Law Firm has eight attorneys on staff and two attorneys who are of-counsel. This puts us in an excellent position as far as what we are able to offer our clients.

Sole practitioners are able to offer their clients the benefit of a close, one-on-one attorney-client relationship, and often their fees are less than those of larger firms due to less overhead. Clients of small firms often feel that their case is treated with high importance, leading to an overall positive experience.

A firm our size is able to provide these benefits. Every case that comes to us is a priority, and nothing gets lost.

However, there are some benefits that we are able to provide with a slightly larger staff that a single attorney cannot. When there are multiple attorneys in one firm, individual attorneys are able to develop specialties because they are not expected to take on every case that comes in. A firm of our size is also able to handle a larger range of cases (see our practice areas).  While we are able to offer the same level of individual attention to our clients that sole practitioners are, it is not possible for a single attorney to be available 24/7. In the event that one of our attorneys is unavailable, we have other attorneys with knowledge of the case that can provide assistance.

Arguably the most important difference between a sole practitioner and a small or boutique size firm like The Patterson Law Firm is the collaboration between our attorneys. A firm of our size is ideal for the kind of collaborative legal brainstorming that is often necessary during complicated litigation.

If you are a business professional or entrepreneur looking for personalized attention and a group of experienced attorneys to work together on your legal or business issue, visit or call 312.223.1699 to speak with an attorney.


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