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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 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.
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 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

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Each year Vault invites eligible law firms to participate in our annual Law Survey. Please contact us if you’re interested in having your firm considered for inclusion.

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2022 Best Law Firms for Firm Culture

#1
SCORE 9.552
2021 Not Ranked
#2
SCORE 9.482
2021 Rank 1
#3
SCORE 9.333
2021 Rank 2
#4
SCORE 9.316
2021 Rank 8
#5
SCORE 9.306
2021 Not Ranked
#6
SCORE 9.165
2021 Rank 18
#7
SCORE 9.164
2021 Rank 6
#8
SCORE 9.102
2021 Not Ranked
#9
SCORE 9.064
2021 Not Ranked
#10
SCORE 9.000
2021 Not Ranked