Legal Services Vertical – Insights into the U.S. Local Ad Marketplace 2022


Updated August 2022, the vertical report, Legal Services 2022, examines how businesses in legal services will spend $8.4 billion in local advertising. Using BIA’s U.S. Ad Forecast 2022, the report examines how advertising dollars are being allocated and spent across traditional and digital media and the estimated ad spend for 2021-2026. It also offers local selling strategies.

The report is part of a series designed to help local media organizations understand the media spending trends and behaviors of advertisers within key vertical industries, as well as how consumer media consumption behavior drives marketing spend allocation.

Published: August 2022

Number of Pages: 11

The report Legal Services 2022 examines local media spending trends for legal services businesses from 2019-2026.

BIA defines the Legal Services vertical as comprising offices of legal practitioners known as lawyers or attorneys (i.e., counselors-at-law) primarily engaged in the practice of law. Establishments in this industry may provide expertise in a range or in specific areas of law, such as criminal law, corporate law, family and estate law, patent law, real estate law, or tax law.

This vertical ad report offers the following analysis:

  • Detailed overview of legal services spending in all TV markets across 16 media
  • Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on Legal Services Spending
  • Profile of legal services’ ad spending to examine growth and declines in traditional and digital media
  • Legal services spending in the top 10 media markets in 2022
  • Digital Trends 2022-2026
  • Strategies for Selling into the Legal Services Sub-vertical

Who should read this report?

  • Local sellers actively selling to businesses within the legal services sub-verticals
  • Chief Revenue Officers setting goals and budgets for local sales teams
  • Media leaders seeking a strategic approach to legal services and attorneys
  • Marketing platform developers
  • Analysts, Investors

Figures and tables included in the report include: 

  • Total Legal Services Spending across Media Channels (2019 – 2026)
  • Legal Services Ad Spending by Media (2021-2022)
  • Distribution of Legal Services Spending by Media Channel (2022 and 2026)
  • Per Capita Legal Services Spending in Top 10 TV Media Markets 2022
  • Legal Services Spending in Digital vs. Traditional Media (2019-2026)
  • Legal Services fastest growing Digital Ad Channel Spending (2019-2026)