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The Legal Job Market in Nashville

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Although it has plenty to offer, are you going to be able to find attorney jobs in Nashville?

Top Law Firms in Nashville

One of the city's biggest law firms is Bass, Berry & Sims. The firm was founded about 75 years ago and currently employs about 200 attorneys throughout their three Tennessee locations. The Nashville office is the largest but the other two are located in Knoxville and Memphis. One of their claims to fame is that they are one of only a half dozen other firms in the entire country that have been selected for membership to the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, and Lex Mundi. Their practice includes a number of areas, including real estate, corporate bankruptcy, environmental litigation, and more.

Two years ago, the firm made big news by increasing its starting salary for attorneys to six figures in order to keep up with competition from other major firms in Charlotte and Atlanta.

Another of the major law firms in the city is Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. They have a total of 221 attorneys working at their three branches, including their Nashville location. The firm handles a wide range of cases from many diverse areas of the law, including immigration, health care, entertainment, and environmental.

The city is also home to two other large law firms — Boult Cummings Conners & Berry and Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz. With these four firms increasing salaries paid to employees, adding attorneys, and practicing in a wide range of legal areas, the city seems to have quite a bit to offer for lawyers wanting to land a career with a major firm.

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