When court closures descended, there was great fear that litigation practices would be especially affected—great fear even among the litigation practices themselves. In many instances, though, major decreases in business haven’t materialized, or at least they weren’t as bad as contemplated. Litigation practices obviously vary—they might represent insurers, employers, commercial entities, innovators, or some combination of these and more—and so their pandemic stories vary. But we’ve seen a multitude of ways that litigation practices carried forward amid uncertainty, at best, and upheaval or calamity, at worst.

With that in mind, we asked midsize and boutique litigation firms nationwide about their experiences last year and this year.