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Feb 5, 2017 at 10:28 o\clock

Unsealed U.S. lawsuits tell of alleged fraud by asbestos law firms | Reuters

Jan 20 U.S. personal injury lawyers allegedly

concealed evidence and induced clients to commit perjury to

drive up asbestos-related settlements and garner bigger fees,

according to lawsuits unsealed on Tuesday in the bankruptcy of a

gasket maker.

The unsealed racketeering complaints alleged that four law

firms sued Garlock Sealing Technologies, which made

asbestos-lined gaskets, while hiding evidence that their clients

were exposed to asbestos products made by other companies.



The evidence was allegedly hidden because the other

companies were bankrupt, making Garlock a much more attractive

target for an asbestos lawsuit, according to the complaints.

Garlock, a unit of EnPro Industries, filed for

bankruptcy in 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the face of

the mounting cost of asbestos lawsuits.

The unsealed complaints cite many examples of alleged fraud,

including the Shein Law Center's handling of a lawsuit by

Vincent Golini, who was diagnosed with deadly mesothelioma in

2009.

Golini allegedly told Philadelphia-based Shein he was

exposed to 14 asbestos products made by bankrupt companies

including Owens Corning and Armstrong World Industries. But when

Golini sued Garlock he denied exposure to any products made by a

bankrupt manufacturer, according to the complaint.



Feb 5, 2017 at 00:54 o\clock

Lead In Washington, D.C. Drinking Water May Have Caused More Stillbirths And Miscarriages





Long-established science suggests that the elevated lead levels should have also increased stillbirths, which are fetal deaths in the second half of the normal 40-week gestation period. The new study, published December 9 in Environmental Science & Technology, provides evidence that such an increase occurred during Washington's lead crisis. Edwards found that in 2001, Washington's annual fetal death rate jumped by 32-63 percent relative to the rates in 1997-1999; no comparable increase occurred in Baltimore, which did not suffer lead level spikes.

Washington's stillbirth rates returned to normal in 2004. But the city's fetal death rate rose again in 2007-2009, when pipe replacements released lead into some homes' drinking water.

The Washington Post writes that this study "contrasts sharply with government-led health studies that were released amid an outcry after people learned of hazardous lead in the water in 2004. Those studies largely rejected the notion that the water had harmed public health."

Edwards also revisits a "miscarriage cluster" in the USA Today building in Rosslyn, Va. -- an area just outside the District, which drew from the same water supply, and where women working on two floors undergoing renovations had a 100 percent miscarriage rate.

Federal investigators "were unable to determine what caused numerous miscarriages among employees at USA Today's headquarters" the Los Angeles Times reported in 1990.

Edwards writes in the new study that, reexamining the data, exposure to high levels of lead in drinking water "was a possible causal factor in the USA Today miscarriage cluster."

Lead "damages the brain, nerves, red blood cells, kidneys, and reproductive systems," according to the California Department of Health, and "can also cause high blood pressure, miscarriage, and other health problems." Lead has even been used to induce abortions.

But the study's authors caution that while their analysis shows a correlation between increased lead levels and stillbirth and miscarriage rates, "inherent limitations to the ecologic study design and the data used in this work [d]o not allow causal relationships" to be shown at this time.

"We generally believe lead in water is a great risk to human health, and that's why we have an extremely proactive program to respond to it," George Hawkins, director of D.C.'s water authority, told the Post. "We know it's a serious issue ... and we work with our customers if we think there is a risk."

It seems like lawyers are taking this risk seriously, too. One D.C. attorney, blogging about this new study, ended with the entreaty that "if you or someone you love was adversely affected by lead-poisoned water, contact one our dedicated Washington, DC personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation."

Feb 4, 2017 at 17:31 o\clock

Kyle & Pattie Petty Divorce - Daunting Tasks Cannot Save a Marriage

Kyle Petty bought his wife a car last week; Pattie Petty bought her husband a motorcycle. They knew once they got to the Daytona International Speedway, there wouldn't be a lot of time to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and Valentine's Day.

The racks have been picked clean of Valentine's Day cards at most stores in town; nearly every restaurant in town stopped taking reservations a week ago.

Valentine's Day generally falls in the middle of the racing frenzy known as SpeedWeeks and it leaves little time for drivers to profess their love in a normal way. The Pettys, for example, have more important, more lasting, plans: A quiet evening together. "We had our time together before we got to town," Kyle Petty said.

The Pettys have one of the more enduring romances among NASCAR couples. Theirs is a relationship that continues to grow amid the pressure, long hours and heartbreak required to survive, much less succeed, in the business.

Together, often hand-in-hand, they have celebrated victories. And buried a child -- Kyle's son, Adam, who died in a crash at the New Hampshire International Speedway in 2000.

Kyle Petty Divorce

Kyle Petty says one of the keys to the Victory Junction Gang Camp is improving a child's self image

They tackle the daunting responsibilities of getting the family business back on track. Much of their relationship is connected by cell phones as the husband bounces from town to town with the rest of the traveling circus while the wife works on a project every bit as demanding as racing -- the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

The camp, built near the Petty Enterprises shops in Randleman, N.C., will give critically ill children a place to ride horses, swim, fish and play games. The parents have learned to turn the pain of their son's death into dedication to making the camp open on time in June.

"Every day is a bad day because I miss Adam," Kyle Petty said. "But having Pattie here lightens that burden. I lean on her. I've always enjoyed being married to her. I was meant to be with her." Dale Jarrett, another driver who's spent every Valentine's Day at Daytona either watching his father race or driving himself, said his wife, Kelley, is every bit as responsible for his success as a strong engine and a fast car.

"Behind every successful man, there's usually a woman behind him pushing him along," he said. "I know for a fact I wouldn't be where I am without Kelley. She's pushed me along at times in my career when I was ready to give up." "We see the potential in our husbands that nobody else sees," Pattie Petty said.

kyle petty divorce



NASCAR Busch Series Grand National driver Adam Petty died after crashing into the wall during practice at New Hampshire International Speedway

The Jarretts also will spend Valentine's Day alone at their motor home. "The quiet time we get together is more special to us because we get so little time together," Jarrett said. "That's how we celebrate." Racing is no different than society, where marriages sometimes crumble.

Dale Earnhardt was married three times and Bill Elliott divorced his high school sweetheart shortly after winning the 1998 championship.

Jeremy Mayfield, Mike Skinner and Jeff Gordon recently got divorced, but Gordon got all the headlines. His relationship with Brooke Shealy was a fairy tale. They met in Victory Lane at Daytona and had a whirlwind love affair that made them the most-recognizable couple in the business.

Brooke filed for divorce nearly two years ago, and the couple's personal life became fodder -- especially the fight over a South Florida mansion, jets, sports cars, yachts and household servants -- for news magazine television shows and gossip columns.







Kyle Petty talks about Lee Petty

(According to savannahnow)

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Feb 4, 2017 at 07:47 o\clock

Types of Lawyers and their Salaries

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a 10 percent growth rate for lawyers from the year 2012 to 2022. The 2012 median pay was USD 113,530 per year or USD 54.58 per hour.

The profession of a lawyer is considered to be of crucial importance in the society, especially as it involves dealing with crucial legal matters that arise in different walks of life. Matters related to business, family, or even social conflicts including animal rights, employment rights, racialism, sexual harassment, injury, etc., need to be taken to the court. A qualified and legit lawyer is the one who is appointed to help the victim/accused deal with the legalities involved in the process to achieve justice.

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics gives a generalized salary information of this profession, in truth, the salary varies greatly depending upon the kind of lawyer. A lawyer may attain specialty in certain areas such as crime, animal welfare, bankruptcy, insurance, and the like. According to the website Chron, "Corporate lawyers are generally the highest-paid attorneys in the United States."

LIST OF TYPES OF LAWYERS AND THEIR SALARY INFORMATION

Lawyers provide services for a particular fee from the client, and take necessary steps to resolve court matters in their client's favor. The issues of clients may include anything from divorce, property rights, criminal matters, tax payments, insurance reimbursements, and so on. The following list will inform you regarding what kind of lawyers are there and how much do they earn.* Note:The following tables consist of the state-wise average salaries. These median salaries are calculated after evaluating more than 50 million job postings from thousands of sources over the past one year, as stated by the website Indeed.

All figures are as of June 2014 and are in US Dollars.

All figures are average annual salaries and may vary based on education, experience, location, type of employer, and so on.

1. FAMILY LAWYER

A family or divorce lawyer is hired to carry out legal formalities regarding family matters such as divorce, child adoption, child custody, child support, and the like. The salary range for a family lawyer varies depending upon the level of experience, education, qualification, reputation, and the area of living. According to the website, PayScale, their salary range is USD 48,366 - USD 118,644, annually. After including added earnings such as profit sharing and bonus, they may earn up to USD 145,437. The following table consists of the state-wise median salary information of family lawyers, as obtained from the website, Indeed.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$79,000

Alaska

$58,000

Arizona

$64,000

Arkansas

$78,000

California

$84,000

Colorado

$69,000

Connecticut

$90,000

Delaware

$68,000

Florida

$72,000

Georgia

$89,000

Hawaii

$48,000

Idaho

$53,000

Illinois

$88,000

Indiana

$75,000

Iowa

$76,000

Kansas

$71,000

Kentucky

$67,000

Louisiana

$68,000

Maine

$69,000

Maryland

$80,000

Massachusetts

$93,000

Michigan

$79,000

Minnesota

$68,000

Mississippi

$81,000

Missouri

$76,000

Montana

$69,000

Nebraska

$57,000

Nevada

$60,000

New Hampshire

$77,000

New Jersey

$84,000

New Mexico

$68,000

New York

$94,000

North Carolina

$74,000

North Dakota

$69,000

Ohio

$74,000

Oklahoma

$72,000

Oregon

$75,000

Pennsylvania

$75,000

Rhode Island

$71,000

South Carolina

$76,000

South Dakota

$59,000

Tennessee

$72,000

Texas

$75,000

Utah

$61,000

Vermont

$69,000

Virginia

$78,000

Washington

$80,000

West Virginia

$74,000

Wisconsin

$69,000

Wyoming

$64,000

2. BANKRUPTCY LAWYER

The whole process of declaring and filing for bankruptcy can be quite complicated without professional assistance. You may require the services of a bankruptcy lawyer to get the formalities done smoothly. The salary website PayScale states that a bankruptcy attorney typically earns between USD 58,537 - USD 105,151 annually. The following table consists of the state-wise median salary information of these lawyers, as mentioned on the website, Indeed.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$83,000

Alaska

$61,000

Arizona

$68,000

Arkansas

$83,000

California

$88,000

Colorado

$73,000

Connecticut

$95,000

Delaware

$72,000

Florida

$77,000

Georgia

$94,000

Hawaii

$51,000

Idaho

$56,000

Illinois

$93,000

Indiana

$79,000

Iowa

$80,000

Kansas

$75,000

Kentucky

$71,000

Louisiana

$72,000

Maine

$73,000

Maryland

$85,000

Massachusetts

$99,000

Michigan

$83,000

Minnesota

$72,000

Mississippi

$86,000

Missouri

$81,000

Montana

$73,000

Nebraska

$60,000

Nevada

$63,000

New Hampshire

$81,000

New Jersey

$89,000

New Mexico

$72,000

New York

$99,000

North Carolina

$79,000

North Dakota

$73,000

Ohio

$79,000

Oklahoma

$76,000

Oregon

$79,000

Pennsylvania

$79,000

Rhode Island

$75,000

South Carolina

$80,000

South Dakota

$62,000

Tennessee

$76,000

Texas

$80,000

Utah

$65,000

Vermont

$73,000

Virginia

$83,000

Washington

$84,000

West Virginia

$78,000

Wisconsin

$73,000

Wyoming

$68,000

3. CORPORATE LAWYER

The corporate world is ruled by many customs, codes, regulations, and laws. These may be related to the commencement of a business, registration, dissolution, amalgamation, or any other process(es) that are a part of running a corporation successfully. A corporate lawyer works for companies, assisting them in getting all these formalities done, and saving their millions of dollars in return. This is the reason these lawyers are paid handsomely, if employed in huge corporations, and are considered to be the highest paid among their peers in the United States. The yearly salary of a corporate lawyer falls in range of USD 49,579 to USD 210,000, according to the website PayScale. When the earnings are calculated with bonus, profit sharing, and other benefits, they range within USD 49,761 to USD 287,250. Have a look at what their median salaries look like.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$103,000

Alaska

$76,000

Arizona

$84,000

Arkansas

$103,000

California

$110,000

Colorado

$91,000

Connecticut

$117,000

Delaware

$90,000

Florida

$95,000

Georgia

$116,000

Hawaii

$64,000

Idaho

$69,000

Illinois

$116,000

Indiana

$98,000

Iowa

$100,000

Kansas

$93,000

Kentucky

$88,000

Louisiana

$90,000

Maine

$90,000

Maryland

$105,000

Massachusetts

$122,000

Michigan

$103,000

Minnesota

$89,000

Mississippi

$106,000

Missouri

$100,000

Montana

$90,000

Nebraska

$75,000

Nevada

$79,000

New Hampshire

$101,000

New Jersey

$110,000

New Mexico

$89,000

New York

$123,000

North Carolina

$97,000

North Dakota

$91,000

Ohio

$98,000

Oklahoma

$94,000

Oregon

$98,000

Pennsylvania

$98,000

Rhode Island

$93,000

South Carolina

$100,000

South Dakota

$77,000

Tennessee

$94,000

Texas

$99,000

Utah

$80,000

Vermont

$90,000

Virginia

$103,000

Washington

$105,000

West Virginia

$96,000

Wisconsin

$91,000

Wyoming

$85,000

4. LIFE INSURANCE LAWYER

The services of a life insurance lawyer are required for executing life insurance formalities, and also to make sure that life insurance payment is received duly from the insurance company. The usual pay range of these lawyers, according to the website, THE RICHEST, is believed to be within USD 49,616 to USD 157,215, however, the amounts may vary depending upon the location and state. Listed below are their state-wise median earnings of this professional, annually.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$65,000

Alaska

$48,000

Arizona

$53,000

Arkansas

$65,000

California

$69,000

Colorado

$57,000

Connecticut

$74,000

Delaware

$57,000

Florida

$60,000

Georgia

$74,000

Hawaii

$40,000

Idaho

$44,000

Illinois

$73,000

Indiana

$62,000

Iowa

$63,000

Kansas

$59,000

Kentucky

$55,000

Louisiana

$57,000

Maine

$57,000

Maryland

$66,000

Massachusetts

$77,000

Michigan

$65,000

Minnesota

$56,000

Mississippi

$67,000

Missouri

$63,000

Montana

$57,000

Nebraska

$47,000

Nevada

$50,000

New Hampshire

$64,000

New Jersey

$70,000

New Mexico

$56,000

New York

$78,000

North Carolina

$62,000

North Dakota

$57,000

Ohio

$62,000

Oklahoma

$59,000

Oregon

$62,000

Pennsylvania

$62,000

Rhode Island

$59,000

South Carolina

$63,000

South Dakota

$49,000

Tennessee

$60,000

Texas

$63,000

Utah

$51,000

Vermont

$57,000

Virginia

$65,000

Washington

$66,000

West Virginia

$61,000

Wisconsin

$57,000

Wyoming

$53,000

5. CRIMINAL LAWYER

A criminal lawyer is needed for the defense of an individual accused of a crime which may include murder, robbery, rape, etc. Criminal defense lawyers can earn between the range of USD 39,911 - USD 140,939 per annum, according to the website, PayScale. The earning may increase up to USD 207,128 after adding bonus and profit sharing. Listed below are the salaries of a criminal lawyer according to the state of earning.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$60,000

Alaska

$44,000

Arizona

$49,000

Arkansas

$59,000

California

$63,000

Colorado

$52,000

Connecticut

$68,000

Delaware

$52,000

Florida

$55,000

Georgia

$67,000

Hawaii

$37,000

Idaho

$40,000

Illinois

$67,000

Indiana

$57,000

Iowa

$58,000

Kansas

$54,000

Kentucky

$51,000

Louisiana

$52,000

Maine

$52,000

Maryland

$61,000

Massachusetts

$71,000

Michigan

$60,000

Minnesota

$52,000

Mississippi

$61,000

Missouri

$58,000

Montana

$52,000

Nebraska

$43,000

Nevada

$45,000

New Hampshire

$58,000

New Jersey

$64,000

New Mexico

$52,000

New York

$71,000

North Carolina

$56,000

North Dakota

$53,000

Ohio

$56,000

Oklahoma

$54,000

Oregon

$57,000

Pennsylvania

$57,000

Rhode Island

$54,000

South Carolina

$58,000

South Dakota

$45,000

Tennessee

$55,000

Texas

$57,000

Utah

$46,000

Vermont

$52,000

Virginia

$59,000

Washington

$60,000

West Virginia

$56,000

Wisconsin

$53,000

Wyoming

$49,000

6. TAX LAWYER

Tax lawyers are specialists in the field of tax law and are hired by businesses and individuals for the purpose of filing tax returns or carrying out other tax formalities. These attorneys may draw annual salaries between USD 57,647 to USD 174,606 (without bonus and profit sharing) and USD 58,072 to USD 211,384 (with bonus and profit sharing), according to the website PayScale. The state-wise salaries of these lawyers are mentioned as under.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$89,000

Alaska

$66,000

Arizona

$73,000

Arkansas

$89,000

California

$95,000

Colorado

$78,000

Connecticut

$101,000

Delaware

$78,000

Florida

$82,000

Georgia

$100,000

Hawaii

$55,000

Idaho

$60,000

Illinois

$100,000

Indiana

$85,000

Iowa

$86,000

Kansas

$80,000

Kentucky

$76,000

Louisiana

$78,000

Maine

$78,000

Maryland

$91,000

Massachusetts

$106,000

Michigan

$89,000

Minnesota

$77,000

Mississippi

$92,000

Missouri

$86,000

Montana

$78,000

Nebraska

$65,000

Nevada

$68,000

New Hampshire

$87,000

New Jersey

$95,000

New Mexico

$77,000

New York

$106,000

North Carolina

$84,000

North Dakota

$78,000

Ohio

$84,000

Oklahoma

$81,000

Oregon

$85,000

Pennsylvania

$85,000

Rhode Island

$81,000

South Carolina

$86,000

South Dakota

$67,000

Tennessee

$82,000

Texas

$85,000

Utah

$69,000

Vermont

$78,000

Virginia

$89,000

Washington

$90,000

West Virginia

$83,000

Wisconsin

$79,000

Wyoming

$73,000

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER

Intellectual property consists of patents, trademarks, copyrights on original work of art, poems, novels, publishing, and entities of similar nature. These lawyers safeguard the owner's right to the original signs, content, products, or logos. The salary range of these lawyers vary between USD 78,760 to USD 195,772 per year. When including the benefits such as profit sharing and bonuses, the earnings may range within USD 79,189 to USD 226,592, according to the website PayScale.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$103,000

Alaska

$76,000

Arizona

$84,000

Arkansas

$103,000

California

$110,000

Colorado

$91,000

Connecticut

$117,000

Delaware

$90,000

Florida

$95,000

Georgia

$116,000

Hawaii

$64,000

Idaho

$69,000

Illinois

$116,000

Indiana

$98,000

Iowa

$100,000

Kansas

$93,000

Kentucky

$88,000

Louisiana

$90,000

Maine

$90,000

Maryland

$105,000

Massachusetts

$122,000

Michigan

$103,000

Minnesota

$89,000

Mississippi

$106,000

Missouri

$100,000

Montana

$90,000

Nebraska

$75,000

Nevada

$79,000

New Hampshire

$101,000

New Jersey

$110,000

New Mexico

$89,000

New York

$123,000

North Carolina

$97,000

North Dakota

$91,000

Ohio

$98,000



Oklahoma

$94,000

Oregon

$98,000

Pennsylvania

$98,000

Rhode Island

$93,000

South Carolina

$100,000

South Dakota

$77,000

Tennessee

$94,000

Texas

$99,000

Utah

$80,000

Vermont

$90,000

Virginia

$103,000

Washington

$105,000

West Virginia

$96,000

Wisconsin

$91,000

Wyoming

$85,000

8. EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS LAWYER

Clients of employment lawyers include workers who are terminated from jobs using illegal or unfair means, facing employee compensation issues, or dealing with harassment at the workplace. An experienced employment lawyer may earn within the range of USD 100,116 to USD 202,987 per annum, as stated on the website, THE RICHEST.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$80,000

Alaska

$59,000

Arizona

$65,000

Arkansas

$79,000

California

$85,000

Colorado

$70,000

Connecticut

$91,000

Delaware

$69,000

Florida

$73,000

Georgia

$90,000

Hawaii

$49,000

Idaho

$53,000

Illinois

$89,000

Indiana

$76,000

Iowa

$77,000

Kansas

$72,000

Kentucky

$68,000

Louisiana

$69,000

Maine

$70,000

Maryland

$81,000

Massachusetts

$94,000

Michigan

$80,000

Minnesota

$69,000

Mississippi

$82,000

Missouri

$77,000

Montana

$69,000

Nebraska

$58,000

Nevada

$61,000

New Hampshire

$78,000

New Jersey

$85,000

New Mexico

$69,000

New York

$95,000

North Carolina

$75,000

North Dakota

$70,000

Ohio

$75,000

Oklahoma

$72,000

Oregon

$76,000

Pennsylvania

$76,000

Rhode Island

$72,000

South Carolina

$77,000

South Dakota

$60,000

Tennessee

$73,000

Texas

$76,000

Utah

$62,000

Vermont

$70,000

Virginia

$79,000

Washington

$81,000

West Virginia

$74,000

Wisconsin

$70,000

Wyoming

$65,000

9. REAL ESTATE LAWYER

A lawyer expert in the field of real estate helps clients to deal with matters that involve buying a house, selling property, tenancy conflicts, lease formalities, and the like. All these affairs require proper legal documentation and other formalities which require professional expertise. The salary range of this attorney falls within the range of USD 50,904 to USD 155,071 per year, according to the website, PayScale. The same website states that when bonus, profit sharing, and other forms of earnings are included, the earnings may raise up to USD 176,036.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$95,000

Alaska

$70,000

Arizona

$77,000

Arkansas

$94,000

California

$101,000

Colorado

$83,000

Connecticut

$108,000

Delaware

$82,000

Florida

$87,000

Georgia

$107,000

Hawaii

$58,000

Idaho

$63,000

Illinois

$106,000

Indiana

$90,000

Iowa

$91,000

Kansas

$86,000

Kentucky

$81,000

Louisiana

$82,000

Maine

$83,000

Maryland

$96,000

Massachusetts

$112,000

Michigan

$95,000

Minnesota

$82,000

Mississippi

$97,000

Missouri

$92,000

Montana

$83,000

Nebraska

$69,000

Nevada

$72,000

New Hampshire

$92,000

New Jersey

$101,000

New Mexico

$82,000

New York

$113,000

North Carolina

$89,000

North Dakota

$83,000

Ohio

$90,000

Oklahoma

$86,000

Oregon

$90,000

Pennsylvania

$90,000

Rhode Island

$86,000

South Carolina

$92,000

South Dakota

$71,000

Tennessee

$87,000

Texas

$91,000

Utah

$74,000

Vermont

$83,000

Virginia

$94,000

Washington

$96,000

West Virginia

$89,000

Wisconsin

$83,000

Wyoming

$78,000

10. PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

A personal injury lawyer is needed for assistance in case of an accidental injury, be it physical or psychological in nature, due to the wrongdoing or negligence of someone else. This professional also fights for wrongful deaths. He/she takes care of everything from medical compensation to insurance claims to filing legal charges against the accused. Depending upon the nature of work, the salary range of an experienced lawyer may range within USD 41,583 to USD 124,247, according to the website, THE RICHEST. Note that these figures may vary depending upon many other factors.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$38,000

Alaska

$28,000

Arizona

$31,000

Arkansas

$38,000

California

$41,000

Colorado

$34,000

Connecticut

$44,000

Delaware

$33,000

Florida

$35,000

Georgia

$43,000

Hawaii

$24,000

Idaho

$26,000

Illinois

$43,000

Indiana

$36,000

Iowa

$37,000

Kansas

$35,000

Kentucky

$33,000

Louisiana

$33,000

Maine

$34,000

Maryland

$39,000

Massachusetts

$46,000

Michigan

$38,000

Minnesota

$33,000

Mississippi

$39,000

Missouri

$37,000

Montana

$33,000

Nebraska

$28,000

Nevada

$29,000

New Hampshire

$37,000

New Jersey

$41,000

New Mexico

$33,000

New York

$46,000

North Carolina

$36,000

North Dakota

$34,000

Ohio

$36,000

Oklahoma

$35,000

Oregon

$36,000

Pennsylvania

$37,000

Rhode Island

$35,000

South Carolina

$37,000

South Dakota

$29,000

Tennessee

$35,000

Texas

$37,000

Utah

$30,000

Vermont

$34,000

Virginia

$38,000

Washington

$39,000

West Virginia

$36,000

Wisconsin

$34,000

Wyoming

$31,000

11. IMMIGRATION LAWYER

The clients of an immigration lawyer include those who are thinking of immigrating to a new country for obtaining a residence or job. This lawyer specializes in immigration law and handles cases related to citizenship, deportation, obtaining work visas, green cards, and the like. PayScale states the annual salary range of this professional to be within USD 40,963 to USD 104,916. With additional cash earnings including bonus and profits, it may go up to USD 107,753.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$59,000

Alaska

$44,000

Arizona

$48,000

Arkansas

$59,000

California

$63,000

Colorado

$52,000

Connecticut

$68,000

Delaware

$52,000

Florida

$55,000





Georgia

$67,000

Hawaii

$37,000

Idaho

$40,000

Illinois

$67,000

Indiana

$56,000

Iowa

$57,000

Kansas

$54,000

Kentucky

$50,000

Louisiana

$52,000

Maine

$52,000

Maryland

$60,000

Massachusetts

$70,000

Michigan

$59,000

Minnesota

$51,000

Mississippi

$61,000

Missouri

$58,000

Montana

$52,000

Nebraska

$43,000

Nevada

$45,000

New Hampshire

$58,000

New Jersey

$63,000

New Mexico

$51,000

New York

$71,000

North Carolina

$56,000

North Dakota

$52,000

Ohio

$56,000

Oklahoma

$54,000

Oregon

$56,000

Pennsylvania

$57,000

Rhode Island

$54,000

South Carolina

$57,000

South Dakota

$44,000

Tennessee

$54,000

Texas

$57,000

Utah

$46,000

Vermont

$52,000

Virginia

$59,000

Washington

$60,000

West Virginia

$56,000

Wisconsin

$52,000

Wyoming

$49,000

12. ANIMAL RIGHTS LAWYER

An animal lawyer works towards the welfare of animals and advocates animal rights. This professional may get hired by either private animal owners or nonprofit organizations working for animal welfares such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), PETA, Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and so on. According to ALDF, the average starting salary of an animal lawyer is USD 50,000, but varies depending upon the firm, state, experience, and other dominant factors.

Average Salary by State

Alabama

$46,000

Alaska

$34,000

Arizona

$38,000

Arkansas

$46,000

California

$49,000

Colorado

$41,000

Connecticut

$53,000

Delaware

$40,000

Florida

$42,000

Georgia

$52,000

Hawaii

$28,000

Idaho

$31,000

Illinois

$52,000

Indiana

$44,000

Iowa

$45,000

Kansas

$42,000

Kentucky

$39,000

Louisiana

$40,000

Maine

$40,000

Maryland

$47,000

Massachusetts

$55,000

Michigan

$46,000

Minnesota

$40,000

Mississippi

$47,000

Missouri

$45,000

Montana

$40,000

Nebraska

$33,000

Nevada

$35,000

New Hampshire

$45,000

New Jersey

$49,000

New Mexico

$40,000

New York

$55,000

North Carolina

$44,000

North Dakota

$41,000

Ohio

$44,000

Oklahoma

$42,000

Oregon

$44,000

Pennsylvania

$44,000

Rhode Island

$42,000

South Carolina

$45,000

South Dakota

$34,000

Tennessee

$42,000

Texas

$44,000

Utah

$36,000

Vermont

$40,000

Virginia

$46,000

Washington

$47,000

West Virginia

$43,000

Wisconsin

$41,000

Wyoming

$38,000

* The aforementioned list is not a complete one. It is important to note that there are many other sub-streams where lawyers specialize. The remuneration varies according to the field, stream, and the market conditions prevalent in that particular area.

The field of law is quite vast and complex. Any person who is willing to make a career in this field should be ready for competition, hard work, and sheer dedication to succeed. While salary plays a crucial role in deciding the specialization one may take, it is important to introspect your true passion for the area you choose. For instance, specializing in animal law and working with animal welfare organizations would be more rewarding for those who love animals. Although, their pay scale is not as much as those lawyers in the corporate field, the overall job satisfaction attained would be worth much more.

Feb 3, 2017 at 22:43 o\clock

Personal injury lawyers target Snapchat as reason for potential car crash suits

Attorneys have set up websites to explain local laws on distracted driving, sent out press releases about Snapchat's potential involvement in certain accidents, and written blog posts about the dangers of the app.

At issue are the app's "speed filter" feature that tracks how fast someone is traveling while they take a selfie. Because Snapchat photos and videos disappear after viewing, they demand more concentration, one lawyer argues.

"If they are behind the wheel of a car and they want to view a Snapchat picture, 100% of their attention has been removed from the road," California litigation attorney David Azizi writes on his blog.

Some lawyers make a more direct plea for potential clients.

"If you have been injured by a distracted driver, someone who was texting or playing with Snapchat or other social media apps call us today for a free consultation," writes Steers and Associates, a California firm.