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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.

2020 Most Selective Midsize Law Firms

SCORE 9.950
2019 Rank 1
SCORE 9.750
2019 Rank 2
SCORE 9.731
2019 Rank 3
SCORE 9.143
2019 Rank 4
SCORE 9.125
2019 Rank 5
SCORE 9.125
2019 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.000
2019 Not Ranked
SCORE 8.905
2019 Not Ranked
SCORE 8.846
2019 Rank 8
SCORE 8.833
2019 Rank 12
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