Steve Solow has worked at large law firms for more than 20 years, including the partnerships of Katten Muchin Rosenman and, most recently, Baker Botts.

Now he’s ready to strike out on his own, launching Solow PLLC, in Washington, D.C., this month. Solow said running his own practice is an opportunity to give “more direct” personal counsel and advice to clients, and he finds that clients sometimes “just pick their lawyers more than they want to pick” the firm.