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Dozens if not hundreds. Just think of all the different reasons why a person may have to go to court or come in contact with a court. Now also consider the many various reasons why someone would need a skilled expert to interpret or write a contract or document. I trust you can probably come up with several dozen reasons off of the top of your head, but as just a short list:
Prosecutors, Criminal Defense Attorneys, Contract Lawyers, Real Estate Attorneys, Sports Attorneys, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy, Immigration, Employment, Labor, Corporation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice are just a few which pop into my head--and that is not even beginning to delve into the nuanced practice and focus areas within the aforementioned categories. Thus, there are a lot of different types of lawyers available.