- Average in-house general counsel salary: $428,757
- Average in-house deputy general counsel salary: $198,500
- Average in-house associate general counsel salary: $181,644
- Average lawyer salary: $124,410
The magazine of the Wisconsin Bar Association, Wisconsin Lawyer, noted in a 2019 article that attracting lawyers in a strong economy was a challenge, especially outside of the cities of Madison and Milwaukee. On the other hand, a good job market offers more opportunities for lawyers. Growing areas of practice in Wisconsin include: food and beverage law as farms restructure debt, laws around hemp cultivation approved in the 2018 farm bill, and agritourism, which might involve the opening of a taproom at an apple orchard, for example.
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