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Lateral Attorneys

In recent years, Fisher Phillips has successfully integrated a large number of lateral attorneys into the firm, expanding its footprint and reputation for providing efficient and effective solutions to their clients’ labor and employment needs.  We are focused on continuing this strategic growth and welcome lateral attorneys who seek to grow and develop on a platform like ours.   

We hire with the expectation that every lawyer who joins us can become a partner at Fisher Phillips, and we give all of our attorneys the resources necessary to develop and grow their practice.  If this sounds exciting to you, please check our current openings.

Quality Work

We believe the best training comes from on the job experiences.  At Fisher Phillips, you will work side-by-side alongside the nation’s most experienced and respected labor and employment law practitioners.  We staff cases with one partner and one associate and, as a result, you will assume significant responsibility and client contact at a faster pace than associates at other firms.

What Our Lawyers Have To Say

Mary Jones, Kansas City Attorney   Mary Jones - Associate, Kansas City Office

When I joined Fisher Phillips as a lateral attorney, I was new to the practice of labor and employment law.  From my first day at the firm through today, I have constantly been impressed with the firm’s dedication to the advancement of its associates through a robust mentoring program, coaching on business and personal development and access to extensive resources.  The culture of camaraderie and level of collaboration among the attorneys in every office around the country is truly unique.  Fisher Phillips is an exceptional place to work.

Tony Dick Cleveland Attorney    Tony Dick - Attorney, Cleveland Office

Fisher Phillips has been wonderful in affording me a flexible schedule that provides the work-life balance I was looking for in a law firm.  At the same time, I have been able to work on cutting edge legal issues and complex litigation matters that have benefited me greatly in my professional growth and development as an attorney.

Greg Hanscom Associate in Philadelphia   Gregory Hanscom - Associate, Philadelphia Office

I lateralled into Fisher Phillips a few years ago and have been very happy with the decision.  I work in a small office environment, while still having the backing and support of over 350 attorneys whose practices, like mine, focus exclusively on labor and employment law.  The firm’s structure, practice area focus and support for business development efforts by associates has made the firm a great fit for me.

Mayra Cuello Attorney in Houston   Mayra Cuello - Associate, Houston Office

I’ve worked for other employers and none have been as flexible and understanding of work/life balance.  Fisher Phillips hired me while I was pregnant with twins and allowed me the opportunity to work a flexible schedule when I returned to work from maternity leave.  I feel fortunate to not have to choose between spending time with my babies and developing as an attorney.  I still receive meaningful work and plenty of face-time with my mentors at the firm.


Does Fisher Phillips offer bonuses?

The firm maintains three bonus programs to recognize and reward attorney performance.  Associates are eligible for these bonuses during their first year with the firm.
The annual hours expectation for associates is 1850 billable hours / 2000 overall productive hours (i.e. billable, client development, firm development and pro bono).

What is the partnership track at Fisher Phillips?

Attorneys are eligible for partnership consideration after seven years of creditable service.

What Benefits does Fisher Phillips offer?

Fisher Phillips prides itself on being an employer of choice, and the comprehensive benefits package provided to our attorneys confirms this commitment.

Attorneys do not have a formal vacation policy.  Attorneys are allowed to take off as much time as needed as long as their hours goals are met.

Leave Benefits
Fisher Phillips follows the same eligibility and conditions triggering leave as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  After one year of employment and 1250 hours worked, attorneys are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid job protected leave in a 12 month period.  

Health & Welfare Benefits

Retirement Benefits

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the benefits information in this site. However, if any provision on the benefits plans is unclear or ambiguous, the Benefits Department reserves the right to interpret the plan and resolve the discrepancy. If any inconsistency exists between this site and the written plans, policies, or contracts, the actual provisions of each benefit plan will govern. The provisions of the plans are subject to change.

How do I apply?

Please check our open positions.

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