Legal Guide

6 Cities Hiring the Most Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal-injury law is an exciting field for many attorneys, a kind of law requiring a wide range of skills and offering excellent prospects for firms of all sizes, from solo-practice and boutique firms to large firms. Lawyers often find personal injury practice rewarding not only for the financial benefits, but also for the sense of justice they receive in helping those who’ve been hurt or treated poorly.

However, not every geographic area would best serve legal talent seeking to practice in the injury field. With the following, you’ll find seven cities where firms are hiring the most attorneys, especially personal injury lawyers.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a booming market for lawyers of all stripes, not least of which because attorneys earn the highest average annual salary in the nation there. The City by the Bay also has a special place in California culture and business, offering an enviable place to live and the opportunity to work with top-tier corporate clients. Some of the most prestigious personal-injury firms are located in the city, and it serves as home to the State of California’s First Appellate District Court of Appeal where the case Anderson v. Pacific Gas and Electric was decided — and cemented Erin Brockovich’s reputation.

New York City

New York is the quintessential American city, and that also holds true when it comes to practicing law. According to a report by ALM Intelligence, the state of New York has 93.71 attorneys per 10,000 residents, more than any other state in the union. Given the Big Apple’s cultural prominence, there’s no doubt that most are clustered in the city proper.

You may think that such a concentration of legal talent might stymie an attorney’s professional ambitions but understand that NYC is home to the most prestigious firms in the industry. Also, major personal injury cases have been decided there, such as the $85 million verdict awarded to Devan Sipher of The New York Times in 2018 after he was struck by a tour bus.


While Denver, lovingly referred to as the Mile High City, doesn’t have the panache of, say, New York City, it makes up for it in sheer demographic might. The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation notes, “Metro Denver has a population of more than three million people, and has a growth rate that has consistently outpaced the national rate every decade since the 1930s.”

The region grew steadily in the past 10 years, and by 2030, Metro Denver's population is anticipated to increase to more than 3.6 million.” However, the projected growth in attorney jobs is even more striking. The Occupational Information Network reports that the projected growth in attorneys from 2018 through 2028 is 20 percent. Some might even say that the future is now given the substantial personal injury cases handled in the Denver area. For example, 2021 saw damages of $8.4 million awarded in “Valaer v. Q3 Contracting Inc.”


When it comes to Texas, none of its major cities are slouches in personal-injury law. While Dallas, Austin, and El Paso offer significant opportunities, Houston is the Lone Star State’s biggest city and offers the most personal injury law opportunities. Major firms call Space City home, and major verdicts have come out of the area. For instance, the personal injury and wrongful death case “Estate of Keas v. Estate of Rendon, et al.” ended with an award of more than $40 million.

Of course, while these major cities also provide major opportunities, don’t think that they’re the only places where you can practice personal injury law. One of the great advantages of this kind of law is its flexibility, and with a little ingenuity, you can establish your career almost anywhere.

Los Angeles

While the City of Angels is primarily known as a place for those who want to practice entertainment law, Los Angeles also has ample opportunities for those interested in personal injury. In 2020’s top 10 injury settlements in the city, only two went for less than $3 million. That year’s biggest case (“Morales v. Construction Group Staffing”) saw an award of $11,250,000. Major firms include The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC; Carrillo Law Firm, LLP; and Dordick Law Corporation.


Much like San Francisco, Boston offers attorneys multiple kinds of law that they can practice. The state capital of the Bay State draws legal talent with an interest in finance law, litigation, patent law — and personal injury law. Noteworthy cases involve a medical-malpractice settlement for more than $8 million and a verdict in a bus-accident case that awarded the injured nearly $6 million.

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