Oil-rich US cities reveal record lawyer gains

By Julia Duke

25 June 2013 at 11:28 BST

Cities booming with oil reserves gained the most lawyers in 2012, according to a National Law Journal survey.

Oil-rich cities produce lawyer growth

Denver, Houston and Dallas topped the list of the nation’s 350 largest law firms in the top 25 US legal markets - all of which are known for their oil-rich status.
Ranking number one, Denver’s 7.5 per cent lawyer increase was mainly attributed to the Bryan Cave and Holme Roberts & Owen merger, the National Law Journal reports.
Miami and Pittsburgh also ranked within the top 5 but  Kansas City experienced the biggest decrease out of all the US cities in the regional report.


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