Lawyer Pay

1243 ABA Journal Lawyer Pay articles.

Bench Beset by Record Resignations, Cash a Factor

Federal judges are resigning in record numbers, often lured by higher paying jobs in the private sector.

Federal trial-level judges make $165,200 a year, about $5,000 more than new lawyers…

Law School Secret: Bad Job Market

The job market is tough for many recent law grads, who are pointing their fingers at law schools for failing to warn them about their dim prospects.

Top pay for…

S&C Senior Associates to Reap Extra Bonus

Sullivan & Cromwell hopes to hold on to senior associates with a plan to pay supplemental bonuses tied to the law firm’s financial performance.

One partner told the

CLOs Feast on Meaty Stock Options

In-house lawyers are taking home bigger paychecks and bigger bonuses, according to a 2007 survey by legal consulting firm Altman Weil. But bigger still are the stock options some receive.

Another Atlanta Firm to Pay $145K

Another Atlanta-based law firm has jumped aboard the associate-salary-increase bandwagon.

Kilpatrick Stockton has agreed to raise first-year pay to $145,000 as of Jan. 1, 2008, in accord with the latest…

Starting at $40K, FL Jobs a Stepping-Stone

Young attorneys working as assistant prosecutors and public defenders in South Florida make only about $40,000 annually when they first start work. So, within five years, most have moved on…

NJ Firms Raise Associate Salaries

While they’re not at the absolute top of the associate salary scale, a number of law firms in New Jersey are nonetheless raising starting pay for first-years significantly.

Although some…

Top Broadcom Lawyer Charged up to $850 an Hour

The top lawyer for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr charged up to $850 an hour for his work representing Broadcom Corp. in a patent dispute with a rival semiconductor…

‘Retired’ Partners Rehired at Other Firms

In the last decade or two, requiring law firm partners to retire at a certain age has become a common practice. But now the tide seems to be turning on…

Sonnenschein Faces $9 M Suit by Ex-Lawyer

A $9 million pay dispute between Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and a former partner may soon be scheduled for trial.

Douglas Rosenthal contends Sonnenschein owes him the money for big…

FL Lawyer to Plead in Corruption Case

A Florida lawyer whose job as Broward Sheriff made him one of the most powerful political figures in the Miami area has resigned and reportedly plans to plead guilty to…

$200 K Pay for Big-Firm Midlevel Associates

Third-year associates working at the 200 largest law firms take home median pay of $200,000, but a lot of them need the cash to help pay off large student loans.

Big London Firms Take a Breather

A slowing international mergers and acquisitions market is expected to trim the phenomenal profits recently being made by major London-based law firms.

All five of the city’s so-called Magic Circle…

Partner Pay Secret at Some Firms

A handful of big law firms keep partner pay a secret in an effort to keep a lid on lawyer jealousy and reduce rancor.

Cesar Alvarez, head of Greenberg Traurig,…

Big TX Firms Pay Grads $160 K But Balk at Raises for All

Two more Texas firms have joined the move to raise starting pay for first-year associate attorneys to a top-of-the-market $160,000.

They are: Dallas-based Gardere Wynne Sewell, which has 282 lawyers,…

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