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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 Firm Culture

1
SCORE
9.882

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
3
2
SCORE
9.846

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
3
SCORE
9.455

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
1
4
SCORE
9.333

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
6
5
SCORE
9.211

Susman Godfrey LLP

Since its inception over 40 years ago, Susman Godfrey has established itself as one of the country's premiere litigation firms. The litigation star has...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
13
6
SCORE
9.000

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
6
SCORE
9.000

Hall Estill

Hall Estill's origins trace back to its 1966 founding as an oil and gas firm in Tulsa. The firm hasn't outgrown its Oklahoma roots, but it has grown to...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
9.000

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

2018 Rank
11
9
SCORE
8.773

Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz

Wilkinson Walsh is a high-stakes litigation firm headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. The firm can count its...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
10
SCORE
8.750

Cades Schutte LLP

Hawaiian firm Cades Schutte was founded in 1922 in Honolulu, and the seeds of loyalty between the firm and its employees have been sown since its...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
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