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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

    To determine Vault's Best Midsize Firms to Work For, we use a formula that weighs the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking at a midsize firm. 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 quality of 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

    These rankings are based on perceptions of attorneys who work at each firm-some of whom may be biased in favor (or against) their firms.

  • Ranking History

2018 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

1
SCORE
8.922

Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC

Lightfoot, Franklin & White has represented a broad range of clients in matters across the United States-in over 40 states, U.S. Virgin Islands, and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
8.918

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

2017 Rank
3
3
SCORE
8.768

Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
4
SCORE
8.687

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a full-service midsize firm boasting top-flight legal talent as well as efficiency and cost-savings for clients. Among...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
5
SCORE
8.660

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

2017 Rank
2
6
SCORE
8.640

Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz is a high-stakes litigation firm based in Washington, DC. The firm has successfully tried cases to juries and judges across...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
8.595

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

2017 Rank
5
8
SCORE
8.583

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Farella Braun + Martel is a San Francisco-based firm which specializes in high-end transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
8
SCORE
8.583

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

Denver litigation boutique Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell is known for going to trial and winning on behalf of its Fortune 500 clientele. The high-profile...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
8.429

Susman Godfrey LLP

Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, Susman Godfrey has quickly established itself as one of the country's premiere litigation firms. Contingency...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
11
SCORE
8.417

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

2017 Rank
9
12
SCORE
8.304

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Leading Texas full-service firm Kelly Hart is entrenched in the city of Fort Worth, both headquartered there and serving Fort Worth clientele like the...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
13
SCORE
8.123

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

2017 Rank
8
14
SCORE
8.073

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.

Founded in 1978 by Robert Greene Sterne and Ronald Snider as Snider & Sterne, now, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox has grown through the ensuing...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
8.050

Groom Law Group Chartered

At Groom, it's all about the benefits: not just theirs, but yours and mine, too. The firm's niche is employee benefits and ERISA (Employee Retirement...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
15
16
SCORE
8.012

Nossaman LLP

Founded in Los Angeles in 1942, Nossaman has been a key player in California law and politics for more than seven decades. The firm has pushed beyond the...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
18
17
SCORE
7.990

Kobre & Kim

Founded in 2003 Kobre & Kim is global law firm focused exclusively on international disputes and investigations, often involving allegations of fraud...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
18
SCORE
7.987

Reminger Co., L.P.A.

Reminger Co., LPA is a full-service firm with offices spanning Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Founded in Cleveland in 1958 by Richard T. (Dick) Reminger,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
19
SCORE
7.918

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg is a two-office Chi-town headquartered firm with sophisticated practices in bankruptcy, compensation and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
7.897

Morrison Cohen LLP

Morrison Cohen is a full service law firm with a diverse client base of companies and individuals conducting business in many industries in the United...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
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