• There are many good reasons lawyers should work at major Law firms.
  • Major law firms are more financially liquid than smaller firms.
  • Lawyers within major law firms are judged higher by other lawyers.
  • This is especially true for lawyers who are migrating laterally to new firms.
  • Keep reading for more reasons lawyers should work at major law firms.

Summary: Learn the 10 reasons it is extremely important for attorneys to work in major law firms.

How Important Is It for Attorneys to Work at a Major Law Firm?


In the DNA of most attorneys is a motivation to work in the largest and most prestigious law firms. If I were to phone a representative sample of attorneys and tell them that a major law firm much more prestigious than their current firm was interested in them, most would jump at the chance to join the more prestigious firm. Not all attorneys would, but the majority would. As I discuss in this article, and without placing a value judgment on those who either cannot or choose not to work in such firms, there are several reasons that make it extremely important for attorneys to work in major law firms.