Monday, October 6, 2008

Number of Attorneys in the United States by State

American Bar Association, National Lawyer Population by State
Compiled by: ABA Market Research Department

# ATTYS # ATTYS
RESIDENT RESIDENT
& ACTIVE & ACTIVE* INDEX



STATE 2006 2007

Alabama AL 12,625 12,936 102
Alaska AK 2,318 2,303 99
American Samoa1 AS 5 7 N/A
Arizona AZ 12,172 12,501 103
Arkansas AR 5,500 5,600 102
California CA 141,030 145,355 103
Colorado CO 18,449 18,376 100
Connecticut CT 18,578 18,823 101
Delaware DE 2,391 2,478 104
DC (Washington) 43,445 45,231 104
Florida2 FL 58,237 59,912 103
Georgia GA 25,632 26,459 103
Hawaii HI 4,016 4,138 103
Idaho ID 3,166 3,220 102
Illinois IL 61,130 60,805 99
Indiana IN 13,069 12,546 96
Iowa IA 6,896 6,957 101
Kansas KS 7,666 7,777 101
Kentucky KY 11,336 11,607 102
Louisiana LA 16,955 16,930 100
Maine ME 3,512 3,570 102
Maryland MD 20,510 20,999 102
Massachusetts 3 MA 49,837 39,616 79
Michigan MI 31,432 31,918 102
Minnesota MN 20,177 21,426 106
Mississippi MS 6,641 7,312 110
Missouri MO 21,688 22,238 103
Montana MT 2,706 2,728 101
Nebraska NE 5,037 5,069 101
Nevada NV 5,580 5,909 106
New Hampshire NH 3,245 3,307 102
New Jersey NJ 38,466 39,019 101
New Mexico NM 5,091 5,167 101
New York NY 144,599 147,096 102
North Carolina NC 17,717 18,339 104
North Dakota ND 1,368 1,328 97
North Mariana Islands MP 156 128 82
Ohio OH 34,421 36,892 107
Oklahoma OK 12,002 12,146 101
Oregon OR 10,887 11,140 102
Pennsylvania PA 45,415 45,968 101
Puerto Rico PR 11,767 12,142 103
Rhode Island RI 3,951 4,351 110
South Carolina SC 8,823 8,411 95
South Dakota SD 1,715 1,743 102
Tennessee TN 14,470 14,867 103
Texas TX 69,762 70,842 102
Utah UT 6,041 6,984 116
Vermont VT 2,229 2,280 102
Virgin Islands 4 VI 480 600 125
Virginia VA 21,391 21,722 102
Washington WA 22,678 23,151 102
West Virginia WV 4,497 4,572 102
Wisconsin WI 14,354 14,561 101
Wyoming WY 1,473 1,511 103
TOTAL 1,128,729 1,143,358 102
*Individual state bar associations or licensing agencies were asked to provide the number of resident, active attorneys as of December 31, 2006.
1 The territories of American Samoa and Guam are new to the survey in 2007.
2 According to the Florida Bar, Florida's number of resident and active lawyers was reported incorrectly in 2006 as 46,475.
The correct number was 58,237.
3 Prior to 2007, Massachusetts provided only the number of active lawyers in the state. In 2007 the number is reflective of all resident
and active lawyers, so the decrease is due to greater accuracy in counting.
4 The Virgin Islands provides their best estimate.