Pedro Segarra, the new mayor of Hartford, Conn., has been practicing law for nearly 25 years and has been in private practice for much of that time. But he certainly hasn’t been in it for the money.

“I always describe my firm as a Robin Hood sort of firm, charge the people who can pay,” Segarra told the Connecticut Law Tribune last week. “Everything balanced out and I was able to do the sort of things I wanted to do.”