After a year away from the office, an increasing number of attorneys are curious about the prospect of taking their practice to a virtual platform. But leaders at these “distributed” firms say their model isn’t a fit for everyone.

FisherBroyles, the largest firm in this category, has added 52 new partners since March 2020. Rimôn counted 40 new attorneys in 2020. And hybrid firm Taylor English & Duma has brought on 18 remote partners since the start of 2020. Amid their rapid growth, however, these firms are still being discerning about whom they welcome aboard.