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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

For many, quality of life is a critical factor when selecting a firm. To determine our Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Associates were asked to rate their firms on a 1-to-10 scale for each of several quality of life categories. Each firm's overall score was calculated using a formula that weighs associate ratings in 11 different areas:

Overall Satisfaction (25%); Firm Culture (10%); Hours (10%); Compensation (10%); Quality of Work (10%); Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship (10%); Business Outlook (5%); Career Outlook (5%); Associate/Partner Relations (5%); Leadership Transparency (5%); and Formal Training (5%).

Vault's Quality of Life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders--some of whom may be biased in favor of (or against) their firms.

2021 Best Midsize Law Firms for Career Outlook

#1
SCORE 9.553
2020 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.533
2020 Rank 12
#3
SCORE 9.412
2020 Not Ranked
#4
SCORE 9.375
2020 Not Ranked
#5
SCORE 9.316
2020 Rank 7
#6
SCORE 9.250
2020 Rank 5
#7
SCORE 9.222
2020 Not Ranked
#8
SCORE 9.167
2020 Not Ranked
#9
SCORE 9.063
2020 Rank 11
#10
SCORE 9.000
2020 Rank 8
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