Overview

Introduction

One of the largest firms in Michigan, Warner Norcross & Judd prides itself on being capable of handling "your business matters from start to finish." And it's not only comprehensive and big, it's good. The firm has earned the title of “Best Corporate Law Firm in West Michigan” more than once from Corporate Board Member magazine.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2020)

150 - 250

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Featured Rankings

Best Law Firms for Career Outlook

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Base Salary

1st year: $100,000


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No. of U.S. Offices

9


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No. of International Offices

0


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Major Office Locations

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Vault Verdict

Michigan-based Warner Norcross often recruits from local schools as well as across the Midwest. Attorneys rave about the firm’s collaborative, friendly culture, which encourages attorneys to socialize regularly. Associates work at or above their level, and while there is some formal training, associates mostly learn by doing. Partners are respectful and happy to help associates grow in their careers, with few exceptions. The firm is very flexible in how hours are put in, and compensation is completely lockstep by year. Partnership is realistic, but the firm also offers senior counsel and part-time positions if that’s what associates prefer as they grow in their careers. Exit opportunities are promising, and the firm is willing to work with associates who decide to transition elsew...

About the Firm

One of the largest firms in Michigan, Warner Norcross & Judd prides itself on being capable of handling "your business matters from start to finish." And it's not only comprehensive and big, it's good. The firm has earned the title of “Best Corporate Law Firm in West Michigan” more than once from Corporate Board Member magazine.

From Chihuahuas to Cars

As West Michigan's largest law firm, Warner Norcross handles a little bit of everything. The 75-year-old firm’s core strengths include employee benefits, environmental law, and trusts and estates, though it is also highly regarded in such areas as bankruptcy, construction, corporate affairs, immigration, information technology, international law, and securities. The firm has also seen it...

Associate Reviews


  • “The firm's culture is unlike any other I have heard of. The lawyers are great friends, socialize together, and are a close-knit group. The firm puts on annual parties, golf outings, and retreats for the attorneys that are well attended.”
  • “Very collaborative. Not what you would expect at a large firm. The firm organizes a lot of social outings and opportunities for attorneys and staff to mingle.”
  • “Weekly events for lawyers to socialize after work at the office—food and drinks [are] provided.”
  • “The firm is a very social place with a lot of social opportunities. The famous WNJ tradition though is the Christmas skit party.”

Diversity at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP

"Warner Norcross & Judd is playing a leading role in working to increase the diversity of the profession in Michigan. In 2010, the firm was a charter signatory to the State Bar of Michigan's Pledge for Diversity and Inclusion. Our Diversity Partner serves as co-chair of State Bar's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. In June 2011, our Managing Partner joined with the managing partners of 11 other law offices in Grand Rapids and the President of the Grand Rapids Bar Association in forming the Managing Partners Diversity..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “The firm typically looks at in-state (Michigan) and Midwestern law schools. I believe my firm looks for someone who is serious about committing to long-term employment with the firm; fits within the [collegial] culture; [and] has superior grades, [a] friendly personality, and [the] willingness to work both individually and as a team.”