Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

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2023 Best Midsize Law Firms for Wellness
#1

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

With its one and only location in Los Angeles, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP is a full-service firm with nearly 100 lawyers. Among the areas the firm covers include bankruptcy, corporate, entertainment, environmental law, and private wealth services. The firm is well known for its work in the entertainment sphere. You'll probably recognize a few of these client names: James Cameron, Vin Diesel and One Race, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Cruise, Riot Games, the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien, Marvel Entertainment, and the estate of Bob Marley.

SCORE 9.313

2022 Ranking

#1

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
#2

Stotler Hayes Group LLC

Stotler Hayes is a boutique law firm with a national presence and a unique identity. Not only is the firm entirely remote (save for an office in South Carolina for support staff), it has a client base comprised solely of health care providers, including long term care and skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, group homes, acute and sub-acute hospitals, and durable medical equipment providers. Not only do the firm's practices all relate to health care, but the firm emphasizes the health of its own employees through a variety of wellness initiatives.

SCORE 9.235

2022 Ranking

#3

Stotler Hayes Group LLC
#3

Harrity & Harrity LLP

Harrity & Harrity is a patent firm that focuses on electrical and mechanical technologies. The firm services many high-profile clients, including Fortune 500 companies, and it takes pride in serving its clients for the long haul. Harrity’s patent attorneys have experience in a broad range of industries, from aerospace to health care to financial services and more. Associates experience great work-life balance here, as the firm operates on a production-based compensation system rather than the billable hour.

SCORE 9.214

2022 Ranking

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Harrity & Harrity LLP
#4

Bookoff McAndrews PLLC

Based in Washington, DC, Bookoff McAndrews focuses on patent counseling and prosecution for technology companies. Founded in 2012, the patent boutique has been recognized by Chambers and Forbes, among others, for its stellar work as a top IP firm. BoMc is committed to diversity, celebrates the outside interests of its attorneys, and embraces work-life balance as much as possible in a busy practice, as evidenced by its rank as Vault’s No. 1 Best Midsize Law Firm to Work For.

SCORE 8.968

2022 Ranking

#2

Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
#5

Buckley LLP

Buckley focuses on financial services, government enforcement, and litigation. The firm’s client roster includes 26 of the largest consumer banks in the U.S., yet associates enjoy work-life balance with a relatively low billable-hour requirement.

SCORE 8.800

2022 Ranking

#7

Buckley LLP
#6

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Founded in 1962 with three attorneys in the Bay Area, Farella is now a midsize firm, home to over 120 attorneys, with a strong reputation in the areas of corporate transactions and complex commercial litigation, particularly strong credentials in the renewable energy industry, and—uniquely—a wine industry team serving vintners and distributors out of their Napa Valley office. The firm is nationally recognized by publications such as Best Lawyers, Chambers, Law360, and Benchmark Litigation.

SCORE 8.765

2022 Ranking

#9

Farella Braun + Martel LLP
#7

Caldwell IP

Caldwell IP is fast growing and boasts a roster of accomplished IP attorneys and technical specialists. This firm fits the bill for attorneys seeking an innovative workplace that prioritizes associate well-being and offers strong mentorship.

SCORE 8.750

2022 Ranking

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Caldwell IP
#8

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Neal Gerber serves clients from a single office in Chicago, with practices in intlellectual property, litigation, business, and private wealth. The firm has a diverse client base, with a few notable examples including AOL, Beats Electronics, Citigroup, Hyatt, Illinois Tool Works, Match.com, Northern Trust, Polaroid, and United HealthCare. When they aren't working on billable matters, the firm's attorneys are proud to dedicate time to pro bono and community service throughout the Second City.

SCORE 8.737

2022 Ranking

#5

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
#9

Michelman & Robinson, LLP

With nearly 80 attorneys across seven offices—three in California, one in New York City, one in Chicago, and two in Texas—Michelman & Robinson, LLP represents clients from an array of industries. The firm is especially well known for its work in the insurance industry, but also excels in advertising & digital media, banking & finance, hospitality, energy, and music & entertainment, and has had an impressive string of significant victories as of late. The firm puts a premium on training and offers education for both professionals and attorneys through its “M&R University.”

SCORE 8.423

2022 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Michelman & Robinson, LLP
#10

McNeill Baur PLLC

McNeill Baur is the ultimate haven for patent attorneys seeking maximum flexibility. The firm is fully remote and allows attorneys to set their own billable-hours goal, which results in associates who are very pleased with their work-life balance. And while the firm prioritizes the needs of attorneys and staff, it certainly isn’t lacking in the quality of work and caliber of clients served. The firm is well regarded for its IP work, even despite its relatively young age.

SCORE 8.417

2022 Ranking

#6

McNeill Baur PLLC
#11

Durie Tangri LLP

Since opening its doors, Durie Tangri has had a hand in a number IP cases establishing new precedent and other high-profile cases beyond the IP world. At just under 40 lawyers, it represents some big names, including Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Yelp, Fitbit, Zynga, Netflix, Microsoft, and Facebook. Durie Tangri is not only a top IP and litigation boutique, it’s also a firm where associates report a high satisfaction. They give the firm high marks in such discrete areas as associate/partner relations, technology, culture, training, and more.

SCORE 8.250

2022 Ranking

#10

Durie Tangri LLP
#12

Tonkon Torp LLP

The reach of Oregon-based firm Tonkon Torp extends far beyond its home state. The firm has represented some of the largest and most influential companies in the world, including Portland General Electric, sneaker giant Nike, and real estate mammoth Blackstone. Attorneys at Tonkon Torp cover a full range of practice areas, including bankruptcy, corporate, cannabis, employment, environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax. Best Lawyers in America® named six Tonkon attorneys as 2019 Portland Lawyers of the Year.

SCORE 8.222

2022 Ranking

#12

Tonkon Torp LLP
#13

Bush Seyferth PLLC

A boutique litigation firm, Bush Seyferth excels at representing its clients in product liability, complex commercial litigation, class actions, and appellate matters, from class certifications and summary judgments to victory at trial. Michigan-based but with a nationwide reach, Bush Seyferth is the litigation firm of choice for many automobile manufacturers, among other clients. On top of its strong external reputation, the firm is a welcoming place to work. Associates report an “open door” atmosphere and friendly relationships from staff to partners.

SCORE 8.053

2022 Ranking

#11

Bush Seyferth PLLC
#14

Caplin & Drysdale

Caplin & Drysdale boasts one of the nation's top tax practices and consistently places as one of Vault’s Best Law Firms for Tax Law. National and international rankings list Caplin & Drysdale’s tax practice alongside those of firms 10 and 20 times its size. But the firm has more than tax expertise, with top-tier practices in litigation, political law, and more. The firm takes pride in providing top-notch legal services while maintaining a small size that allows for close client relationships.

SCORE 7.800

2022 Ranking

#19

Caplin & Drysdale
#15

MoloLamken LLP

In just over a decade of existence and with fewer than 40 attorneys, MoloLamken has quickly made a name for itself among the heavy hitters of boutique litigation shops. With offices in three of the country’s major metropolises—New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC—MoloLamken’s attorneys focus on complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense, and intellectual property. MoloLamken only hires laterally, putting a premium on experience when it comes to handling the high-stakes, complicated cases the firm takes on.

SCORE 7.615

2022 Ranking

#Not Ranked

MoloLamken LLP
#16

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

Windy City-based Banner Witcoff is a top IP boutique that offers a friendly, open-door culture. It also boasts a strong pro bono practice, which has included work on numerous amicus briefs related to novel IP issues. With its reputation as a firm that has helped shaped IP law, including through work on groundbreaking Supreme Court cases, the Banner Witcoff name certainly carries a lot of weight in the IP world.

SCORE 7.571

2022 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
#17

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Headquartered in Chicago, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is an intellectual property firm that works with clients on six continents. The firm has participated in numerous Supreme Court cases related to IP law since its founding in 1955 and has been recognized as a leader in its field by major publications. Firm attorneys hold degrees in science or engineering—in addition to their juris doctorates—to ensure the best possible representation for their clients.

SCORE 7.538

2022 Ranking

#18

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
#17

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Robinson Bradshaw is a growing firm of more than 160 attorneys, with four offices operating in and around North Carolina. Prospective associates are expected to work primarily from one of the firm’s offices, but those who do have a strong chance of making partner so long as they stick around (and that is what they want for their career). With no billable-hour requirement and with lockstep compensation, Robinson Bradshaw makes the top five in our rankings for career outlook, hours, satisfaction, associate/partner relations, and firm culture.

SCORE 7.538

2022 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
#19

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Operating out of two offices in Massachusetts, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a northeast staple. A full-service, midsize firm, Nutter has around 150 lawyers working across a dozen industries. Lawyers at Nutter bring a host of experience in such areas as corporate, IP, labor and employment, litigation, privacy and data security, private client, public policy, real estate, and tax. The firm’s catch phrase is enough to set it apart from the competition: “uncommon law.”

SCORE 7.531

2022 Ranking

#3

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
#20

Nossaman LLP

Midsize firm Nossaman is California cool, with four of its seven offices located in the Golden State. Though it was initially founded as a tax firm (Nossaman himself wrote the book on trusts and taxation), associates today can practice law across a vast array of corporate and litigation practices. The firm operates with a holistic, client-centered approach where lawyers work across practice areas to best meet client needs.

SCORE 7.500

2022 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Nossaman LLP
#21

Groom Law Group, Chartered

Based in Washington, DC, Groom Law Group is home to more than 85 attorneys. Founded in the wake of the passage of ERISA, Groom Law Group focuses on employee benefits, health, and retirement matters. The firm's client roster has included the NFL Players Association, Campbell Soup Company, CBS, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, CIGNA, ING, UnitedHealth Group, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association, New York Life Insurance, and many, many others.

SCORE 7.417

2022 Ranking

#Not Ranked

Groom Law Group, Chartered
#22

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

DC-based Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox is a top IP boutique, home to approximately 150 attorneys focused on the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm has led the way in litigating cases before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since PTAB’s 2012 creation. SKGF is also home to an Intellectual Property and Human Rights Pro Bono Practice—the first of its kind—which focuses on the interplay of intellectual property principles and human rights.

SCORE 7.370

2022 Ranking

#14

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
#23

Kobre & Kim LLP

A global litigation firm founded in 2003 by two former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors, Kobre & Kim is now home to more than 120 attorneys worldwide. It is a go-to firm for complex cross-border dispute resolution. Uniquely, the firm generally avoids repeat client relationships—and the associated conflicts of interest—and thus is often engaged by other law firms to act as special litigation counsel to handle trial work in complex disputes.

SCORE 7.300

2022 Ranking

#15

Kobre & Kim LLP
#24

Pryor Cashman LLP

The beginnings of Pryor Cashman are consistent with its strongest practice today: The firm was founded as an entertainment law boutique firm. With locations in New York, LA, and Miami, the firm has brushed legal shoulders with some of the biggest icons in pop culture, including Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and others, though the firm has morphed into a full-service firm that serves mid-market clients in nearly every way.

SCORE 7.263

2022 Ranking

#8

Pryor Cashman LLP
#25

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell is a litigation boutique known for going to trial nationwide and winning on behalf of its high-profile clients in industries including manufacturing, telecommunications, energy, and services. Associates feel valued and enjoy being able to tackle substantive work from the start in the firm’s collegial, social environment. The firm and its attorneys have been recognized by the likes of U.S. News—Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and The National Law Journal.

SCORE 7.258

2022 Ranking

#13

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP