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Different fields of practice make for different attorney salaries

Stereotypes abound for the salaries of lawyers in various cities, but the fields in which they practice has as much to do with it as location.

Stereotypes abound for lawyers in certain parts of the U.S., not the least of which is the stereotype for how much money they make. The salaries that New York lawyers make are the standards for many new lawyers seeking to be the most profitable in their new lines of work. But experts on the subject insist that the question, “How much does a lawyer in New York make?” is not specific enough to encourage an accurate answer.

Attorney Arkady Bukh, New York federal defense attorney and the founder of Bukh Law Firm, says that different forms of practice also dictate how much lawyers are paid. Criminal practice is one of the most lucrative:

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