Overview

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Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2021)

250 - 500

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

4

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Featured Rankings

Best Law Firms for Racial & Ethnic Diversity


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2020)

4


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No. of Summer Associates (2020)

7


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Base Salary

Los Angeles; New York; Washington, DC

Vault Verdict

Associate Reviews


  • “People are very down to earth and always willing to work together to provide the best service we can. We have several officewide events and annual firmwide events where attorneys can socialize together.”
  • “I find the firm's culture to be inviting and accepting.”
  • “The associates have good relationships and are willing to help each other out. The culture is not one of competition, but rather being part of a team.”
  • “Collegial, but not overly social. There are not many impromptu social events or happy hours, but firm-sponsored functions, even if voluntary, are well attended. [The] atmosphere in the office is friendly between attorneys of all levels and between attorneys and staff.”

Diversity at Carlton Fields, P.A.

"At Carlton Fields, diversity is an important part of who we are. Long before our clients expected it, and before diversity gained currency in the legal marketplace, we actively recruited, hired, and promoted men and women with different ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds, orientations, and perspectives. We are a stronger firm due to our inclusiveness. We make better decisions and provide better client service because of our diversity. Our climate of diversity promotes more thoughtful communication, more purposeful collaboration,..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “The firm looks for laterals and former law clerks.”
  • “I believe our hiring process is competitive. Our litigation department focuses on clerks and laterals but considers individuals directly out of law school. I believe there are some local feeder schools.”
  • “For associate laterals, the firm is looking for experienced laterals with strong writing and oral advocacy skills.”
  • “My firm was particularly interested in federal clerkships, and people who could really ‘vibe’ with the office. We are truly a collaborative bunch, and I think it's very important for the firm to selectively choose associates that fit within the firm's culture. They are also highly selective because they don't hire many associates.”