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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 Most Selective Midsize Law Firms

#1
SCORE 9.957
2020 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 9.833
2020 Not Ranked
#3
SCORE 9.667
2020 Rank 3
#4
SCORE 9.636
2020 Not Ranked
#5
SCORE 9.538
2020 Rank 13
#6
SCORE 9.333
2020 Rank 2
#7
SCORE 9.333
2020 Not Ranked
#8
SCORE 9.114
2020 Rank 5
#9
SCORE 9.067
2020 Rank 10
#10
SCORE 9.063
2020 Not Ranked