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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 Quality of Work

1
SCORE
9.688

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
1
2
SCORE
9.545

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
7
3
SCORE
9.364

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

2018 Rank
2
4
SCORE
9.342

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
8
5
SCORE
9.308

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
6
SCORE
9.190

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
7
SCORE
9.087

Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick P.L.L.C.

Washington, DC-based Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick is a firm that thrives litigating complex cases in the trial and appellate world,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.000

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
9
9
SCORE
8.926

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

2018 Rank
4
10
SCORE
8.857

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.

AZA is a litigation boutique whose attorneys are known for their trial prowess. The nearly 50 lawyers in this Houston firm have been in a trial...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
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