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2019 Vault Rankings

At a Glance

“Work-life balance”

“Coworkers are pleasant”

“Very supportive of pro bono work”


“Lack of transparency”


“Politically conservative”

About Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Snell & Wilmer is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine offices throughout the western United States and Mexico. Snell & Wilmer traces its origins to 1938, when Mark Wilmer joined Frank L. Snell, Jr., Riney Salmon, and Charles Strouss, who had practiced together in Phoenix since 1934. Snell frequently recounted the search that led to his partnership with Mr. Wilmer; because Snell was "snowed under" by work and needed help, he consulted the three members of Maricopa County's Superior Court to identify the best trial lawyer in the state and each named Wilmer, whom he had not yet met.

In the 1989, Snell & Wilmer began its expansion outside of Phoenix, opening a Tuscon office and then shortly thereafter merging with Tucson's largest firm, Bilby & Shoenhair. The 1990s saw the firm expanding outside of the Grand Canyon State, opening offices in Orange County, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. By 2010 Snell & Widner had rounded out its current roster of offices expanding to Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Reno and Los Cabos, Mexico.

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

One Arizona Center
400 East Van Buren St., Suite 1900
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 382-6000


Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: Matt Feeney

Total No. Attorneys 2016: 420

Base Salary

1st year: $115-160K (depending on market)

Summer Associate Offers

29 out of 30 (2Ls only) (2016)

Major Office Locations

Phoenix, AZ
Costa Mesa, CA
Denver, CO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Reno, NV
Salt Lake City, UT
Tucson, AZ
Los Cabos, Mexico

Major Departments & Practices

Commercial Finance
Corporate and Securities
Employee Benefits and Compensation
Industry Groups
Intellectual Property
Labor and Employment
Natural Resources, Environmental and Energy
Political Law and Government Relations
Real Estate