An individual interested in becoming a lawyer is presented with a wide range of possibilities as to what type of law to practice. In any business career, people are generally more successful when working in an area they are passionate about. For those who choose to go to the law – if their desire is to specialize in a certain aspect of the law or run a convenient multi-zone – there is a growing variety of areas to consider.
Lawyers for medical malpractice slip and fall advice, wrongful death lawyers and attorneys product liability all work in what is considered as areas of “high visibility” because of the number of prosecutions and the amount of exposure these suits will sometimes experience. Other areas of law in this category include personal finance and criminal defense.
Some lawyers focus on several areas of law. There are also those who become experts in one or two areas. These lawyers are aware of the potential clients experience value. When a lawyer can demonstrate a successful track record over a long period of time, it enhances their credibility and builds trust from the clients.
We briefly discussed a number of popular areas specifically concert by lawyers. A more detailed breakdown of some specialized areas of personal injury law.
Toxic mold: Sometimes called “black mold” is a fungus that grows mostly indoors. This mold can release dangerous toxins that can cause serious health problems to those exposed. Lawyers who specialize in this area represent clients who have been affected by exposure to these toxic products due to the negligence of the parties, such as homeowners and homebuilders.
Wire fraud: Similar to mail fraud, but on electronic communications. More specifically, wire fraud is an act committed with intent to defraud money or property by means of a communication device, such as the Internet. Due to the advancement in technology, several incidents of “cyber crime” are happening than ever before. There are a growing number of incidents of wire fraud.
Law of the Sea: Also known as the Maritime law or admiralty law. This type of legislation falls into the broader category of international law; establishing rules and laws governing international and taking off and ways of circulation. It is trade, travel, incidents and accidents involving ships and other seafaring vessels. Lawyers specializing in admiralty law are called “supervisors” when trying cases.
This is just a very quick look at among the different types of law for new lawyers have the opportunity to examine. Competition may be heavy in the areas of most popular and most exposed law. But if these are areas of great interest to a lawyer starting their careers, they should not be discouraged.
However, if a new attorney is one of the fields of law intriguing enough to venture into niche, they can carve out a market segment in which they can specialize and flourish.