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At a Glance


“Fisher Phillips has a great culture that promotes cooperation and provides a lot of the upsides that come with working for a big firm without a lot of the toxicity that can be found in other big firm environments.”

“Compensation and bonus structure, colleagues, location, type of work, firm's reputation, firm's resources, culture, and potential for future opportunities both inside and outside the firm.”


“Lack of extra incentives and benefits.”

“Managing work-life balance is possible, but on you. Lots of insured work can impact bonus potential.”

About Fisher Phillips

With dozens of offices across the U.S., Fisher Phillips is a force in the employment law world. The firm is home to more than 500 lawyers, who focus mostly on defense-side labor and employment cases.

Management's Best Friend

Founded in Atlanta in 1943, Fisher Phillips has grown from a regional to national player. The firm has established experience in traditional labor and employment law subjects like NLRB practice, EEOC, wage and hour, and disability law, as well as emerging issues in fields like employee benefits and immigration law compliance. 

The firm continues to add offices by the truckload. Its client base is diverse, including employers in the agriculture, automotive, casino, healthcare, real estate, transportation and manufacturing sectors, among others. It has successfully defended clients like Capstone Logistics, LLC from a retaliation lawsuit, helped a casino fend off a race discrimination case, and won a case against the NLRB for Domino’s Pizza franchisee Cowabunga, Inc.

Writing the Book on Employment Law

Fisher Phillips’ attorneys are a prolific bunch, often writing for labor law-related journals or sitting in as talking heads on employment matters for news organizations like NPR, local TV newscasts, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Miami Herald, to name a few. Among the topics the firm has covered include best hiring and firing practices; tips for employers hoping to avoid litigation stemming from workplace romances; how to throw safe, non-litigation-inducing holiday parties; how to comply with immigration laws; and international employment issues.

Career Roadmap

Many associates at large law firms lament the drudge work and lack of partner contact—but not at Fisher Phillips. According to the firm, its cases are often staffed with a partner and an associate. This dynamic provides the associate with on-the-job mentoring and training, as well as an opportunity to take on high levels of responsibility from the start. Further, associates at the firm aren’t left questioning how to successfully develop their careers; they’re given a roadmap. Each year, associates receive a benchmark checklist to review with their mentors to ensure that they are on the right track and to seek out relevant opportunities if they are not. And all associates have access to business development training so that if partnership is a goal, they will be prepared.

Fisher Phillips

1230 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 231-1400

Firm Stats

Chairman and Managing Partner: John M. Polson
Total No. Attorneys (2022):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2022:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,850 billable/2,000 overall hours

Base Salary

Firm does not disclose salary information.

Employment Contact

Dorianna Phillips
Director of Attorney Recruiting
(503) 205-8064

No. of U.S. Offices: 36

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Columbia, SC
Columbus, OH
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gulfport, MS
Houston, TX
Irvine, CA
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Louisville, KY
Memphis, TN
Murray Hill, NJ
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Sacramento, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC
Woodland Hills, CA

Major Departments

Affirmative Action & Federal Contract Compliance
Automotive Dealership
Automotive Manufacturing
California Appellate
California Employment Law
Class & Collective Actions
Data Security & Workplace Privacy
Employee Benefits
Employee Defection & Trade Secrets
Employee Leaves
Employment Discrimination & Harassment
Gig Economy
Global Immigration
International Employment
Labor Relations
Litigation of Employment Disputes
Prevention & Compliance
Wage & Hour Law
Workplace Safety & Catastrophe Management
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.