Of Counsel Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Of Counsel.

Of Counsel (noun): Refers to a lawyer or attorney who works with a law firm on a temporary, part-time, or case-by-case basis, rather than as a full-time employee. This individual is not an associate or partner of the firm but provides advice and expertise for specific cases when needed. They might be a retired attorney whose name and reputation benefit the firm. "Of Counsel" does not typically contribute to the daily operations of the law firm.