Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

4 Star Rating     2 reviews 
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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Year of establishment 1888 Number of partners 362
Number of offices 19 Partner to associate ratio 2.10
Biggest office Memphis Percentage of women attorneys 34.90
Number of attorneys 681 Percentage of minority attorneys 7.20
Number of associates 170 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.10
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I would of liked to see them slow down when it came to hiring new employees and focus more on working with what they already have.

Pros: Everyone is very straightforward and has a no nonsense attitude towards taking care of work and working together which I appreciated.

Cons: They hired more than they could take on too quickly which led to some internal problems within the firm. This led to the work environment feeling very constricting and constrained.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: You can work here on diverse cases and make your portfolio strong. Learning curve is very steep. I must say that it's a good firm to start your attorney career.

Pros: The firm offers many benefits for their employees. I have really enjoyed the benefits they have offered as well as my co-workers. Pay is at par with other firms. Work environment is good and attorneys are really helpful.

Cons: I must say that the work is very challenging at times. It can be very fast paced with many down times. The hardest part is utilization of targets and achieving deadlines.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


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.

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Awards and Recognitions

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


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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