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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 Firm Culture

1
SCORE
9.714

Nelson Hardiman, LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
9.571

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
3
SCORE
9.533

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
4
SCORE
9.500

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
5
SCORE
9.286

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Cohen & Gresser is an international law firm with offices in New York, Paris, and Seoul. Founded in 2002, the firm has grown to over sixty lawyers in...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
9.158

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
7
7
SCORE
9.148

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
8
SCORE
9.130

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
4
9
SCORE
8.941

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
8.867

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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