Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

500 - 750


No. of Partners Named (2021)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

48 total (27 2Ls; 21 1Ls)


Base Salary

Starting salary $205,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews

  • “People are very collegial, yet typically relaxed around one another. There is a sense that everybody has each other's backs and collaboration is highly emphasized. IP attorneys gather every few years at a retreat for a few days.”
  • “The firm is pretty focused on professional work. There are some activities for socializing, but normally during firm hours, with the occasional holiday party or summer activity. Lawyers and staff generally get along well.”
  • “Lawyers at the firm individually are generally very pleasant to work with, and often are reasonable with expectations and timelines. However, firm events (outside of summer associate events) generally have low turnout, in favor of devoting that time towards billable work.”

Why Work Here

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Global Issues Require Global Reach

You’re not looking for “just a job.” You’re looking for a career where you can make a real difference. At Kilpatrick Townsend, we use our knowledge, talents and passion to advocate for our clients, influence our communities and advance the legal profession worldwide. Our lawyers make an IMPACT beyond the excellent work on behalf of our clients, through community leadership, diversity & inclusion, pro bono work, sustainability initiatives and volunteer opportunities.  Do your values align with ours?  Learn how you can make an IMPACT and align your passion.


Diversity at Kilpatrick Townsend

"Kilpatrick Townsend is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage all the characteristics that make our employees and partners unique, including differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or veteran status. At Kilpatrick, all persons are respected and valued fully so that..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “Our firm is looking for persons actually interested in trademark and copyright. For summer associates specifically, we interview many who aren't exactly sure what they want to do. We look closely at law schools and grades, but diversity is another very large consideration. Because we are an Atlanta-based firm, a variety of southern law schools feed to our firm (Georgia, Emory, Vanderbilt).”
  • “The firm offers extremely competitive salaries considering its relation to other big firms, and that's a big incentive to attract candidates. My team specifically seems to always hire former clerks. The firm hires from a wide swath of schools—a lot of Emory and UGA because of its location in Atlanta.”
  • “Although I don't know how competitive the hiring process was, the process itself was quite extensive. In addition to the regular on-campus interviews, the second round consisted of a two-day interview process. On the first day, we had opportunities to socialize with attorneys and staff, while the second day was a more traditional interview with multiple rounds.”

Practice Area Q&A’s

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Perks & Benefits