Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Summer 2019, Volume 25, Issue 3

Perspectives on Solo Practice: Different Views From The Trenches

By Kris Mukerji

Kris Mukherji is a business attorney in San Diego. He provides personalized legal service covering all aspects of Business Law. Mukherji graduated from the University of California San Diego and after working for five years in the health and fitness industry was admitted to Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2008. During law school, Mukherji interned for private firms and the San Diego District Attorneys Office. Mukherji graduated from TJSL in 2012 and through the guidance of several mentors in the legal community, started the Law Office of Kris Mukherji. His practice focuses primarily on estate planning/probate and business law. He is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association; South Asian Bar Association of San Diego; Consumer Attorneys of San Diego; and American Bar Association.

Igraduated law school in May 2012 and started my law practice in January of 2013. I always knew that I wanted to have my own practice, but although you learn the law in law school, you do not learn the business of law. Most people will graduate law school and look for a government or private firm employment and will never have to focus on running a business. For those who want the independence and desire to own their own business, they have to focus on not only being a lawyer but also a business owner. Although I was lucky that my law school provided an introductory course on how to start a solo practice, the course did not offer details about owning a law practice.

Before starting my practice, I made it a priority to meet with several top attorneys in San Diego to discuss not only substantive legal issues, but also to get tips on how to grow and manage a law practice. I read books such as "E-myth" and "E-myth Revisited" so that I could hit the ground running.

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