A general practice attorney is typically a legal professional who handles more than
one area of law. Although an attorney may have a general practice firm it does not
mean that they do not specialize in particular areas of law. Many cases in one area of
law are positively or negatively impacted by other areas of law.
Consequently, a general practice attorney given the breadth of their knowledge and
experience are sometimes able to better achieve their client’s objectives. For
example, a criminal lawyer who also practices immigration law can be an effective
advocate for a non-citizen criminal defendant who not only faces a criminal penalty
but also deportation or as it is now termed removal, for their criminal conduct.