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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 Hours

1
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
2
SCORE
9.143

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
8.800

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
NR
4
SCORE
8.611

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
NR
5
SCORE
8.545

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

2017 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
8.500

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

With offices in Washington, DC and New York City, Caplin & Drysdale prides itself on staying lean and maintaining a laser-like focus in an era when...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
8.462

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

2017 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
8.435

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
NR
9
SCORE
8.391

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

2017 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
8.286

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
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