Why come to Best Best & Krieger? Because we think this firm in these locations offers a unique blend of exciting practice and sophisticated clientele with the atmosphere and advancement opportunities of a small firm. We are large enough to handle a broad and complex practice, yet small enough to afford our lawyers exceptional professional opportunities. In September of 2010, The American Lawyer magazine ranked BB&K seventh out of 137 law firms nationwide in job satisfaction based on a survey of mid-level associates. Associates ranked their law firms in 12 areas that contribute to job satisfaction, including relations with partners and other associates, the interest and satisfaction level of the work, training and guidance, policy on billable hours, management's openness about firm strategies and partnership chances, the firm's attitude toward pro bono work, compensation and benefits, and inclination to stay at their firm for at least two or more years.
We have been told by prospective employees, including 19 attorneys who joined the firm in 2010 from Sacramento's McDonough Holland & Allen, that one of the most impressive traits of our firm is the congenial working atmosphere fostered by partners and associates alike. This is confirmed by students' responses to our regular surveys:
"I came to the firm because of the practice areas, but I accepted the offer because of the people I met and the atmosphere when I visited the firm."
"I think BB&K's informal firm atmosphere led me most to accept its offer... BB&K was my first choice overall."
"People are much more down-to-earth at BB&K. Just an overall good feeling there. Also, I liked not living in the city."
"All of the tangible things are great like the location, the size of the firm, the facilities... but for me it was the people. All things being equal, the bottom line question is who would you rather spend your time with and for me it was the people I met during my visit."
Our office locations continue to be some of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. In the past year, BB&K has been recognized in a number of leading legal industry publications:
> Ranking #205 in The National Law Journal’s 2011 NLJ 250 list
> Ranking #19 among law firms nationwide in The American Lawyer magazine's 2011 Diversity Scorecard
> Ranking #32 in California Lawyer’s 2010 CA 50 list