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Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

Vault’s ranking of the leading midsize firms based on what associates say their work life is really like.

  • Survey Methodology

    Which midsize law firms are the best to work for? To determine our Best Midsize Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking at a midsize firm. When it comes to choosing a law firm, many job seekers consider the actual experience and cultural perks of working there more than the firm's prestige or reputation.

    Associates were asked to rate their firm on a 1-to-10 scale for each of several quality of life categories. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

    • 25 percent overall satisfaction • 10 percent hours • 10 percent compensation • 10 percent business outlook • 10 percent substantive work • 10 percent culture • 5 percent associate/partner relations • 5 leadership transparency • 5 percent formal training • 5 percent informal training and mentoring • 5 percent career outlook

    Vault's quality of life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders-some of whom may be biased in favor of (or against) their firms.

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

1
SCORE
9.252

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a full-service midsize firm boasting top-flight legal talent. Among the firm's clients are major global corporations,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.737

Desmarais LLP

In 2010, John Desmarais left a successful patent litigation practice with Kirkland & Ellis to hang his own shingle, Desmarais LLP, with some of his...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
8.589

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff is an intellectual property law firm with offices in Illinois, California, and North Carolina. The firm's client...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
8.483

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

A leading Texas firm, Kelly Hart is entrenched in the city of Fort Worth, both headquartered there and serving notable Fort Worth clientele like the...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
8.443

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

Founded in 1927, Boston's Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. has grown to be one of the preeminent intellectual property firms in the Northeast and has...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
6
SCORE
8.433

Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Bookoff McAndrews is a DC-based patent law firm focused on non-litigation patent services-including patent counseling and prosecution-for technology...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
8.433

Susman Godfrey LLP

Since its inception over 40 years ago, Susman Godfrey has established itself as one of the country's premiere litigation firms. The litigation star has...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
8.418

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

A full-service business and entertainment firm, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP seeks to fill the niche where the two specialties...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
8.384

Hueston Hennigan LLP

Hueston Hennigan LLP is a litigation boutique composed of trial lawyers who specialize in high-stakes business disputes and white collar criminal...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
8.368

Reminger Co., L.P.A.

Founded in 1958, Reminger Co., L.P.A. is a full-service firm with 14 offices located throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. In its 60 years, the firm...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
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