There are roughly 450-500 lawyers practicing in Riverside California. We have constructed an Area of Practice Density Chart to examine how the practice areas are divided. The accuracy is about 95%, but more important, in general terms, it gives us an idea of which area of practice is more popular.
If you are considering law school and are looking to set up a practice in Riverside, this chart may give you an idea of how much competition you will get in any given area of practice. For example, the top two areas of practice that are the most popular are Real Estate Law and Family Law. It would take more research as to why these are the most popular areas. Are they more lucrative? Is there more demand?
It is a shame that no one in Riverside is practicing Environmental Law. Choosing this area of practice would give you absolutely no competition. However, there may not be any demand for that area of law.
For anyone looking to get away from the competition, Immigration and Intellectual Property Law might be worth pursuing.