Many law schools saw enrollment drop after the Great Recession. Massive student loan debt compounded by limited entry level job opportunities proved to be effective deterrents for would-be applicants.

Even today, faced with a shrinking economy, several law firms notice a smaller staff count than in years past.

Patrick Crosby checks out how Atlanta law firms are doing these days on the employment front.

He also identifies some Atlanta based franchises that have massive operations across America.