Former law professor turned solo practitioner. I was a tax attorney in a large law firm for a brief three years, and then taught tax and estates courses, mostly, for about 25 yeas. Now I am self -employed and living the dream in Oregon. I do some wills and trusts, a little probate, a little taxpayer representation, and as many tax returns as possible.
I can only think of one really good reason to ever retire; tax season overlaps with ski season.