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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 Diversity

1
SCORE
9.579

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
1
2
SCORE
8.818

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
3
3
SCORE
8.667

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
6
4
SCORE
8.643

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
5
SCORE
8.235

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
5
6
SCORE
8.100

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
8
7
SCORE
8.000

Horvitz & Levy LLP

Horvitz & Levy is a law firm specializing in appellate litigation that is based in Los Angeles, California. The firm's attorneys have litigated...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
7.947

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Premier Chicago intellectual property firm Marshall Gerstein advises a diverse client roster made up of Fortune 500 corporations, startups, small to...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
7.810

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
7
10
SCORE
7.800

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
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