Solo practice is not a description of a law firm. Rather, it is a state of mind, a type of thinking, a way of life, a view of the practice of law through which all else is filtered.

I know partners at big corporate law firms who think, act and operate like solo practitioners. They may look like partners, but they’re solo practitioners at heart. Conversely, I know solos who just don’t seem to have the soul of a solo and are miserably miscast.