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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 firm culture • 10 percent hours • 10 percent compensation • 10 percent quality of work •  10 percent informal training, mentoring and sponsorship • 5 percent business outlook • 5 percent career outlook •  5 percent associate/partner relations • 5 percent leadership transparency • 5 percent formal training 

    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

2019 Best Midsize Law Firms for Diversity

1
SCORE
9.471

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

2018 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.333

Nelson Hardiman, LLP

For over 20 years, Nelson Hardiman has represented healthcare providers, including hospitals, physician organizations, long-term and behavioral care...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
8.600

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

2018 Rank
10
4
SCORE
8.529

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Borne of the EPA, Beveridge & Diamond has developed in symbiosis with significant environmental legislation throughout the last quarter of the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
8.370

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

2018 Rank
5
6
SCORE
8.286

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

2018 Rank
8
7
SCORE
7.875

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP

Founded and headquartered on Wall Street since 1854, Carter Ledyard & Milburn is through and through a New York City law firm. The firm prides itself...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
7.867

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Lightfoot, Franklin & White has represented a broad range of clients in matters across North America, including in 43 states, U.S. Virgin Islands,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
9
SCORE
7.850

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

2018 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
7.818

Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Founded in 1960 by Russell M. Robinson and Robert W. Bradshaw, Robinson Bradshaw is one of the most respected and consistently highly-ranked firms in its...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
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