3 Common Myths About Lawyers Debunked

3 Common Myths About Lawyers Debunked

Patty Lamberti
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Think you know all there is to know about lawyers? Chances are you may believe some falsehoods. Here, we attempt to debunk the most common  myths about attorneys. 


Myth #1: Lawyers are greedy.

Hollywood loves to depict lawyers as ruthless and greedy. Remember Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad? 

Reality: Lawyers are agressive when it comes to defending their clients, but don't gouge their clients.

Lawyers have to be paid, of course, but many laywers, especially those we work with at LawChamps, charge reasonable rates. At LawChamps, you won't pay any retainer fees. Our lawyers also will work for you on a per-service basis, so you'll know what you'll pay up front. 

Myth #2:  You can never reach a lawyer because they're always in court. 


 Thanks to Hollywood, when people think of lawyers, they think of the attractive well-dressed man or woman arguing in front of a judge and jury. We never see them in their offices, working with clients or talking to them on the phone.  

Reality: 
Roughly 95 percent of all cases NEVER make it to trial. So what you see on TV rarely happens in the real legal world. Additionally, some lawyers handle transactional matters such as drafting contracts or creating wills and trusts, which does not require court.

Our lawyers have committed to staying actively in touch with you through whatever platform works best for you - phone, email, text or in person. 

Myth #3: Lawyers are rich. 

Hollywood and our school teachers have made it seem like lawyers make tons of money, buy fancy homes and drive fancy cars.


Reality: Attorneys aren't out-of-touch rich people who live in gated communities. They are active community members and are required by the American Bar Association to do legal work for people - for free - for  a certain number of hours each year. The American Bar Association Model Rule 6.1 states that “a lawyer should aspire to render at least (50) hours of pro bono publico legal services per year.” Some companies have created structured pro bono programs to make it easier for lawyers to give back.



This article is intended to convey generally useful information only and does not constitute legal advice. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author, not LawChamps.

Patty Lamberti

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