If you practice Traffic Law in Texas and charge $150 per hour, your rate is 27 percent lower than what the average Lone Star lawyer charges for the same type of work.
Maybe you should consider raising your rates, or expanding into Family Law, where Texas fees exceed $250 per hour.
If you practice in Michigan, on the other hand, the average rates for Traffic Law are a more profitable $278 per hour.
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For instance, the average Intellectual Property Lawyer in Minnesota charges $275 per hour, while in Wisconsin the norm is $311.
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