Why is there a glut of attorneys in ...

Why is there a glut of attorneys in Charleston, WV ?

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Charleston, WV

#1 Oct 23, 2013
Anybody ever notice how many attorneys are in the charleston phone book? there's more attorneys here in charleston then in any other small city the size of charleston. so where's the 'cash cow' that supports these attorneys? the regular person doesn't have $200 or more an hour to give to an attorney,----so where and what is the source of their income?

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Oct 23, 2013
Are you retarded? It's because it's the state capitol and county seat. Hence the state supreme court, county court houses, magistrate courts, etc. are all here. Not to mention the Robert C Byrd Federal court house is also downtown.

That's why there are so many lawyers in Charleston.

As for the "cash cow" it's called corperate settlements. Most of the attorney's that sue or do class action get no payment from their client, but a percentage of the settlement. Most corperation will settle and not go to court. I know many very sucessful rich attorneys that have never set foot in a courtroom due to this fact!
counting crows

Charleston, WV

#3 Oct 26, 2013
so big deal 'Wat' that the state capitol/county seat, supreme court, cty court houses, magistrate courts are all here---there's more attorneys in this little bitty state then most states. the entire state of WV has a little over a million population(which is smaller then most cities)YET has three times the number of attorneys. come on now! so wheres the 'big' bucks for attorneys to EVEN be in West Virginia at all. unless you haven't noticed NOT all the litigation in WV is 'corporate'----and unless you haven't noticed WV is a 'poor' state and is NOT the home for many corporate offices.(guess we all know the reason for that --- Big business avoids WV like the plague.)---- you can't tell me or anybody else that all these thousands of attorneys around here are getting big 'cash settlements'. that's nonsense.---so how many of these 'attorneys' are
working for or paid by the state of west virginia for one reason or another? Maybe somebody needs to check.
counting fish

Charleston, WV

#4 Oct 30, 2013
first thing --a lot of the attorneys practicing in WV can't pass the bar exam in other states, so they are forced to remain in wv (that is to say if they want to be identified as an attorney).

second thing---most of the wv attorneys wouldn't be a 'big fish' in other cities. Competition for clients in other cities is fierce.

third thing --- most of the wv attorneys count on winning cases by 'who' you know and 'not' what you know.

fourth thing---wv attorneys count on 'pretend judges'--a 'real' judge in 'real' courts scares the heck out of most wv attorneys.

fifth thing -- an individual that is corrupt chooses to be in a place where that corruption is the name of the game and the practice of law is not.

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