Baker Donelson has a strong footprint in the southeastern U.S., with 22 offices spanning 11 states and Washington, DC. Over 600 attorneys provide representation to clients in over 30 practice areas, including public policy advising through the firm’s affiliate, The Howard Baker Forum. Baker Donelson is business focused, with an emphasis on creating and implementing innovative solutions that reduce client cost, build on its Centers of Excellence practice areas, and promote business development opportunities for the firm and its attorney...
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Though it may not have a global footprint—offices are concentrated in the Southeastern U.S. and Washington, DC—Baker Donelson is known for providing exceptional services to both national and international clients. New associates typically come from local/state law schools, and the firm also looks at academic achievement, journal and clerkship experience, and diversity. Associates can expect a good-natured, professional work environment in which people care for each other and their personal welfare. Partners are invested in associates’ development and want to see them succeed, while treating them with respect and as colleagues. Lateral hires feel like part of the firm very quickly. The firm’s official training program gets mixed reviews and may be dated, but the real learning comes...
Baker Donelson is among the largest law firms in the country, with more than 600 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas to serve a wide range of legal needs. Clients receive guidance from experienced, multi-disciplined industry and client teams, connected across 22 offices in Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; and Washington, DC.
Three Generations of Bakers
The firm that would become Baker Donelson was founded in Huntsville, Tennessee, in 1888 by James F. Baker. Baker’s son, U.S. Representative Howard Baker Sr., and grandson, U.S. Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker Jr., were also attorneys at the firm. From those humble beginnings,...