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Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

Vault’s ranking of the leading midsize firms based on what associates say their work life is really like.
Survey Methodology

For many, quality of life is a critical factor when selecting a firm. To determine our Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Associates were asked to rate their firms on a 1-to-10 scale for each of several quality of life categories. Each firm's overall score was calculated using a formula that weighs associate ratings in 11 different areas:

Overall Satisfaction (25%); Firm Culture (10%); Hours (10%); Compensation (10%); Quality of Work (10%); Informal Training, Mentoring & Sponsorship (10%); Business Outlook (5%); Career Outlook (5%); Associate/Partner Relations (5%); Leadership Transparency (5%); and Formal Training (5%).

Vault's Quality of Life rankings are meant to reflect the subjective opinions of associates. These rankings are based on perceptions of insiders--some of whom may be biased in favor of (or against) their firms.

2020 Best Midsize Law Firms for Compensation

SCORE 9.750
2019 Rank 6
SCORE 9.700
2019 Rank 1
SCORE 9.630
2019 Rank 2
SCORE 9.500
2019 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.308
2019 Rank 5
SCORE 9.105
2019 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.074
2019 Rank 9
SCORE 8.739
2019 Rank 13
SCORE 8.625
2019 Rank 11
SCORE 8.500
2019 Rank 15
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