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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 Quality of Work

1
SCORE
9.800

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
2
SCORE
9.286

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
2
SCORE
9.286

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

2017 Rank
8
4
SCORE
9.241

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

2017 Rank
6
5
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
5
6
SCORE
9.059

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
7
SCORE
9.000

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
8
SCORE
8.926

Susman Godfrey LLP

Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, Susman Godfrey has quickly established itself as one of the country's premiere litigation firms. Contingency...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
9
SCORE
8.889

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
12
10
SCORE
8.800

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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