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Best Law Firms to Work For

Associates assess their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life. Vault's 2024 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from January 2023 through March 2023.
Survey Methodology

Which law firms are the best to work for? For some, this is a far more important consideration than prestige. To determine our Best Law Firms to Work For, we used a formula that weighed the most relevant categories for an overall quality of life ranking. Each firm's overall score was calculated using the following formula:

25% satisfaction; 10% firm culture; 10% hours; 10% compensation; 10% quality of work; 5% business outlook; 5% career outlook; 5% associate/partner relations; 5% transparency; 5% formal and informal training; 5% pro bono; 5% overall diversity

Like our Vault Law 100 rankings, our 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.

Vault's 2024 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from January 2023 through March 2023.

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2025 Best Law Firms for Satisfaction

#1
SCORE 9.355
2024 Rank 3
#2
SCORE 9.215
2024 Rank 2
#3
SCORE 9.190
2024 Rank 24
#4
SCORE 9.167
2024 Rank 4
#5
SCORE 9.059
2024 Rank 28
#6
SCORE 9.005
2024 Rank 1
#7
SCORE 8.943
2024 Rank 21
#7
SCORE 8.943
2024 Rank 9
#9
SCORE 8.922
2024 Rank 6
#10
SCORE 8.914
2024 Not Ranked