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Our Survey Says

Fisher Phillips was founded as a sole office with the singular purpose of representing employers in labor and employment matters, and it has stayed true to this mission throughout incredible expansion. Firm recruiting prioritizes work experience over grades and law school attended, and certainly looks for candidates interested in labor and employment law. Office settings are friendly and welcoming, and people enjoy getting together for firm events—though not at the expense of personal time. Partners take an interest in associates both personally and professionally, and are open to associates’ questions and ideas. Partners are responsive mentors when associates reach out, and the firm is taking steps to improve its formal mentorship program with a revamp and relaunch in April 2022. Integration of lateral hires includes some, but not excessive, onboarding procedures. Work assignments are high level and interesting, and associates get lots of experience since most cases are staffed with only one partner and one associate. Allocation of work seems fair, which gives associates equal footing in striving to meet the firm’s reasonable 1,850-hour billable requirement (with another 150 hours needed for client/firm development) and allows for a decent work-life balance. Salaries—though not the market standard—are fair for these hours, for most geographic markets, and for firms that do similar work. However, bonuses are difficult to attain. Firm technology has improved in recent years and generally works well, and beyond basic offerings, wellness efforts are minimal. Diversity hiring, mentoring, and programming are solid, which are supplemented by a chief diversity officer and an active diversity committee. Associates have solid opportunities to make partner or transition to government or in-house positions.

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.