Number of LinkedIn Lawyers Up 98k in 2 Months!

More evidence that LinkedIn is getting some serious traction in the legal market. Back on April 14th Kevin O’Keefe, builder-o-law blogs, told us that 118,000 lawyers were signed up with the service. He used this search to demonstrate the rate of adoption.

As of tomorrow, that post of Kevin’s will be 2 months old. And I’m here to tell you today, that the number of LinkedIn Lawyers has spiked to an incredible 216,000!

Regardless of Kevin’s methodology (read his post for a full rationale on his technique), that exact same search shows an increase of 98,000 profiles in just two months. That’s simply remarkable. At that pace, we could expect to see LinkedIn exceed a half-million lawyer profiles before the end of the year.


  1. […] to Steve Matthews, the blogging brain behind Law Firm Web Strategy, the number of lawyers on LinkedIn (the […]

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  2. Nick Holmes said:

    In my experience Google result sets for the same search differ wildly from day to day. Yesterday the LinkedIn search for “law practice industry” returned 161K, this morning 202K. Still, of course showing a huge increase over 2 months.

    Another interesting discovery was that there are 30 Nick Holmes on LinkedIn!

    @ 1:59 am
  3. Good point Nick. We can assume this state of flux was also reflected in the original search, so it should be an apples-to-apples comparison; but you’re correct, that number of 98k is pretty soft.

    And I’m not touching the fact there are another 30 Nick Holmes out there. ;)

    @ 8:36 am
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