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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Main Office: First Tennessee Building, 165 Madison Avenue,Suite 2000 | Memphis | TN | 38103
Phone: 901-526-2000 | Fax: 901-577-2303











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Reviewed on October 12, 2021

Help initiate channels to offer guidance or answer questions. Too often there is only silence from attorneys. When staff seeks out assistance, do not stand by silently or criticize.

Good people who hold onto the memory of working for a great firm

There is an unbelievable amount of motion with nothing ever accomplished. No oversight, no feedback, no response until the blame game begins. Staff is forced to wing it and make due but rather than show any appreciation for effort, there is an onslaught of criticism. Those individuals put in place to advocate for staff are poor leaders, who are really "yes" men. Do not expect any loyalty or honesty from this firm.


Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on September 08, 2020
Attorney Jackson, MS

Get to know people and reward them for creativity and other criteria besides how much money you made them

Lots of good people work there

Management is hard to understand and there is a mystery few who seem to control everything

I think it depends on what one is willing to tolerate, or what one expects

The many good people who work there

Former Employee


Full time

5-7 years


Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients, both nationally and internationally, on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm. Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client's business, to enable us to anticipate clients' needs and assist in their decision-making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their businesses, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team.

Practice Areas

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We recruit candidates with outstanding academic credentials, strong interpersonal skills, evidence of strong writing and oral skills, a variety of extracurricular activities, and demonstrated leadership abilities.

Pro bono

From homelessness to debtors' prisons, volunteer lawyer programs to non-profit transactions, Baker Donelson is always involved in a wide variety of pro bono projects. Some highlights are featured below and in our Pro Bono Annual Report, which you can download here. Also check out examples of the pro bono work being done by a specific Baker Donelson office by clicking on the office links below. For continuing updates and current events, visit our pro bono blog, One Good Turn.

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Awards and Recognitions Write a review

September 18, 2012 - Baker Donelson Wins ILTA's 2012 Distinguished Peer Award for Project of the Year

January 5, 2012 - David Gambrell to Receive American Bar Foundation's Outstanding Service Award

July 29, 2009 - Linda Klein Honored with ABA's Muskie Pro Bono Award

September 6, 2011 - Meredith L. Williams Wins Prestigious International Legal Technology Association Award

January 15, 2009 - Georgia State Bar Honors Linda Klein with Lifetime Achievement Award

June 4, 2014 - Baker Donelson Named NLADA Beacon of Justice Award Winner

September 30, 2013 - George T. "Buck" Lewis Receives University of Tennessee Alumni Service Award

December 8, 2010 - Baker Donelson Receives Legal Standard of Excellence Award for New Website

July 15, 2014 - W. Scott Welch Receives Mississippi Bar's Lifetime Achievement Award

July 14, 2010 - ABA Section Recognizes Baker Donelson Attorney George T. "Buck" Lewis with Public Service Award

March 2, 2011 - Frank S. James Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Spring 2010 - Barrister's Breakfast Receives Outstanding Project of the Year Award

October 12, 2010 - UNICO Recognizes Lewis Donelson with Civic Award

May 29, 2008 - TBA Honors Baker Donelson with Its Law Firm Pro Bono Award

August 5, 2011 - Andrew J. Potts Named 2011 Judge Walter P. Gewin Award Winner by Alabama State Bar

February 15, 2013 - Charles K. Grant Recognized with Public Service Award

June 22, 2012 - Edward P. Meyerson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

February 15, 2012 - W. Scott Welch Receives Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Lifetime Achievement Award

March 28, 2014 - Baker Donelson's Donna Fraiche Named Recipient of 2014 Esprit de Femme Award

July 24, 2012 - Barry W. Ford Receives Capital Area Bar Association Professionalism Award

December 9, 2010 - Memphis Bar Association Recognizes Craig C. Conley with Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award

November 10, 2009 - Baker Donelson's New Baton Rouge Office Garners Design Award

January 29, 2014 - Baker Donelson's Carol Owen Named 2013 Recipient of Inaugural Service Award

August 28, 2012 - Baker Donelson Receives Pro Bono Award for Efforts in Animal Law

January 4, 2011 - Baker Donelson Receives Southface's Volunteer of the Year Award

December 17, 2012 - Baker Donelson's Donna D. Fraiche Selected as 2012 Weiss Award Recipient

December 20, 2012 - Lewis Donelson Honored with Two Awards Recognizing His Service to the Community and Profession

Diversity Write a review

At Baker Donelson, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome people of all races, genders, ages, languages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientations and religious beliefs to assist our clients in achieving their legal goals. We understand and salute the unique perspectives and approaches that are provided by differences in educational background, socio-economic background, personality profile, geographic location, job duties, marital and family status.

Summer associate program

Baker Donelson's Summer Associate Program imparts a realistic view of the practice and culture of our Firm. Our Summer Associates experience diverse, challenging assignments across a wide range of practice areas. They also can expect structured, personalized feedback throughout the assignments, and they have the opportunity to attend trials, hearings, depositions, negotiations and client conferences.

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