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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 for Compensation

1
SCORE
9.897

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
1
2
SCORE
9.800

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
3
SCORE
9.696

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
3
4
SCORE
9.565

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
2
5
SCORE
9.235

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
7
6
SCORE
8.786

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
6
7
SCORE
8.783

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
8
SCORE
8.727

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
5
9
SCORE
8.714

MoloLamken

In less than a decade of existence and with only 35 attorneys, MoloLamken has quickly made a name for itself among the heavy hitters of boutique...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
10
SCORE
8.588

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
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