Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

100 - 150


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)



Base Salary

1st year: $180,000


No. of U.S. Offices


Associate Reviews

  • “We have a yearly all-lawyer retreat, a holiday party, and a summer picnic/party. The office is collegial, with all lawyers having an open-door policy. Lawyers rely on the staff for a lot of support. We have excellent paralegals, secretaries, and litigation services support.”
  • “WTO has a friendly culture with preference for socialization (post-COVID this has had some challenges). For instance, associate lunches were regularly held [pre-COVID] and the firm has a take-a-partner-to-lunch program that is absolutely wonderful. It is friendly but professional.”
  • “In line with the firm's ethos, which eschews top-down mandates, the firm's culture and social life are organically fostered and managed. The firm focuses mightily on recruiting lawyers who embody the self-driven, entrepreneurial, and well-rounded values that the firm priorities. In many ways, the culture of the firm embodies the culture of Denver: relatively easy going, within appropriate bounds given the high-stakes and serious nature of the work. Unlike other, larger firms I've practiced at, WTO does an incredible job using paralegals and other staff as valued team members.”
  • “Having started during the pandemic, I've been very impressed by the effort people have put in to reach out and welcome me. I was previously at a bigger law firm, and I think I'm treated as more of a colleague now.”

Diversity at Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

The Law Firm Diversity Profile contains the firm’s self-reported responses to the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, an annual survey conducted by Vault.com in partnership with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Detailed demographic breakdowns of the firm’s attorneys by level, race, gender, LGBTQ and disability status offer a valuable statistical overview, while descriptions of its diversity programs, initiatives and strategic plans provide a comprehensive portrait of the firm’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Getting Hired Here

  • “Top law schools and top students from regional schools. The firm mostly hires former law clerks. The firm has put an emphasis on hiring lateral attorneys, so that's very much a focus right now and the firm is also trying to hire more diverse associates. The firm offers some written instructions/handouts for candidate interviews.”
  • “The firm is competitive. It looks for individuals with a passion for litigation. It generally hires clerks or laterals and not individuals straight out of law school.”
  • “The firm prioritizes clerkships, grades, and law school. There are guidelines for interviewers to follow.”

Perks & Benefits