Your Client Was Just Fired%u2026Now What? | Wicker Park Group - JDSupra. This article speaks to ways that BigLaw firms can react when the General Counsel at a client company is fired or leaves. The big reveal is that clients hire lawyers, not law firms. Duh. Personal relationships are at the core of the attorney-client relationship; and, law firms that don't cultivate those relationships risk losing clients. As a solo, every client has a personal relationship with me. If we don't get along, the relationship ends, and we both move on. But, as long as success isn't measured by the size of the bank account, solo practice provides the opportunity to have personal relationships automatically. It is an essential part of the practice. If you are in BigLaw, don't get lost in your office. Find out who your clients are. Get to know them as people. Law practice is about relationships.