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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 Hours

1
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
10
2
SCORE
9.059

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
14
3
SCORE
8.769

Morrison Cohen LLP

Morrison Cohen is a full service law firm with a diverse client base of companies and individuals conducting business in many industries in the United...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
4
SCORE
8.688

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

If there's one thing Morvillo Abramowitz firm has, its trial experience and a roster of high-profile clients. The litigation boutique specializes in...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
8.500

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
11
6
SCORE
8.385

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
7
SCORE
8.333

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
4
8
SCORE
8.250

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

A full-service business and entertainment firm, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP seeks to fill the niche where the two specialties...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
9
9
SCORE
8.143

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
9
SCORE
8.143

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
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