Meet author Lindsey Drake
I am a solo attorney who started my firm in March of 2011, just 5 months after being licensed. I worked for a variety of lawyers during law school and directly after, and decided to launch a solo practice quickly. My job offers after law school were in Dallas and Houston, but I felt strongly that I wanted to stay in Austin so I could live near family. I never thought I'd be in business for myself, but once I got used to it, I loved it.
A few years ago, I tried joining a firm and found it wasn't to my liking. I enjoy being in charge of the business aspects of being a solo attorney as much as I enjoy the client work. However, I loved having people around me to talk to so I decided to sublet an office from another law firm. I get the best of both worlds and greatly enjoy my environment.