One question I am asked often is "do you represent more women or men?" The answer is: "it's about 50/50." Many women, in my experience, initially express a strong preference for having female counsel, reasoning, "she will understand what I've been through!" Not necessarily. Just because an attorney is a woman, doesn't mean she's going to be warm, nurturing, and sympathetic to the wife's cause. On the flip side, relatively few male attorneys are misogynistic jerks. If you're in the market for a divorce lawyer (I'm so sorry), you should interview a wide range of attorneys, including both men and women, until you find one in whom you have confidence.
One (much older) male lawyer of my acquaintance who shall remain nameless expressed his opinion on this point: "Women shouldn't really want to be represented by female attorneys who have to haul themselves out of bed every morning, go to the office, and make a living in a competitive profession. They aren't going to be sympathetic to the hedge fund managers' wives with full household staffs who spend their days shopping and getting manicures and pretending to be feminists. What those women really need is to be represented by a chauvinistic a**hole like ME, someone who thinks women are ignorant and naive and need to be protected." While this largely self-serving view is, admittedly, equally offensive to female lawyers, hedge fund managers' wives, and womankind in general, the really sad thing is: he's not that wrong.