Lawyers in Brazil who start their own law firm can be grouped into two categories. The first group consists of lawyers who are experienced working for various firms and government entities and know exactly what they want to do. They are merely looking for opportunity to make a name in the law industry. Usually, these lawyers have already developed many skills essential to succeed in their field. They are also familiar with the laws governing local, state and nation level cases as well. The second group of lawyers are those who want to start a law firm, but don’t have the right ideas about what and how they would do it. While these lawyers have developed skills through education and short-term employment, they need more than just that to succeed. This information is for the latter type.
Lawyers who are novice and looking for an opportunity in Brazil should think about what area it is that they would like to pursue. Brazil law covers many topics such as personal injury, commercial business, petty cases, criminal cases, property disputes, marital cases and much else. If you have a strong interest in one particular area and have the education that is needed to become a lawyer, the next step to do is to think about the needs of people. Is there something you can provide? It may also help to think in terms of needs and services. Most law firms include a mixture of many topics of law.
By far, you are the most single factor of success with your law firm in Brazil. Unfortunately, in Brazil, not every lawyer who wants to run a law firm is actually capable of doing it successfully. Brazil laws change from time to time and from cases to cases. There are also many factors – both interstate and international – influencing the areas of law. Sure you want to become a good lawyer and enjoy the rewards that come from running a successful law firm. But what does that mean? Is there any specific need that you would try to solve and what you hope to achieve?
There are many law firms in Brazil that have grown big from the ground up. For example, Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho a Brazilian lawyer started with a small law office and went on to become the most experienced corporate lawyer in the country. His firm is one of the largest corporate litigation law firm as of 2015. He has defended many celebrities and companies that are known widely as high-profile cases. He has provided legal services to a number of big and small Brazilian corporations as well as multinational firms winning them lawsuits and significant amount of compensation.