Alan Gura is a small-firm lawyer who challenged Washington, D.C.’s gun ban, took the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court—and won. Then, the Federal judge slashed his fees by two thirds, calling his performance unremarkable and noting that, as a small-firm lawyer, he did not have the overhead of a big firm (and should therefore be penalized for have a less-wasteful practice? I fail to see the logic, here). So there you go, solos and small-firm lawyers: you are worth less.
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