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How Many Attorneys In Wisconsin?

By Jon P. Groth • Apr 28th, 2009 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

I’m following up on a post from my personal blog from last week.  I wrote about the UW Law School’s publication entitled, Civil Justice in Wisconsin, a Fact Book.   Other bloggers have also commented on the the Fact Book.

I wanted to direct everyone to a few interesting things in this Fact Book.   Page 31 asks “Is Wisconsin ‘Overlawyered’?”.  The Civil Justice Fact Book states, “Wisconsin, with about 2 percent of the U.S. Population, has about 1.3 percent of the country’s lawyers.”  It goes on to say that Wisconsin’s attorneys are “slightly older” than the national average with “a median of fifty years of ages versus a national median of forty-seven.”

The conclusion is that “Wisconsin seems to have about one-third fewer lawyers per capita than the rest of the country and it is not catching up.”

Interesting stuff.  I though Wisconsin would have more attorneys based upon our diploma privilege.  But, I’m wrong.

Keep an eye out for more comments on the Civil Justice in Wisconsin, A Fact Book.  I’ll be sure to blog some more about it at www.jonpgroth.com.

Jon P. Groth is an attorney that practices Personal Injury Law and General Civil Litigation for Pitman Kyle and Sicula. Jon can be reached: Phone: (800) 950-9882 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.WisconsinPersonalInjuryAttorneys.com Address: 1110 N. Old World Third St. Suite 510, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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