I have always found it odd that many lawyers claim to be “experienced” simply based on how long ago they graduated law school. Some lawyers even take this one step further touting “combined experience” by adding together all the time elapsed since graduation of every attorney at the firm. Experience should not be measured by the number of years that have passed since passing the bar exam and number of grey hairs. Experience should be measured by what an attorney has accomplished since graduation, not when he or she graduated.
To be a truly effective lawyer, you need real world experience. Law school teaches students nothing about practicing law; you must go out and do it. Just like you can’t be a great football player by watching instructing videos or reading about playing the sport, you can’t be a great personal injury lawyer without playing the game.