Pierce Atwood LLP
Pierce Atwood LLP

Pierce Atwood LLP

4 Star Rating     2 reviews

Main Office:

254 Commercial Street | Portland | ME | 04101

Phone: 207-791-1100 | Fax: 207-791-1350

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Year of establishment 1891 Number of partners 95
Number of offices 9 Partner to associate ratio 3.00
Biggest office Portland Percentage of women attorneys 19.60
Number of attorneys 147 Percentage of minority attorneys 1.50
Number of associates 32
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Pierce Atwood LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Management needs to get on top of things and schedule weekly or possibly even bi weekly meetings to keep everyone on task and make sure that deadlines are met.

Pros: I found the starting pay to be excellent. The hours and availability was very flexibility in terms of when you want to work which I enjoyed.

Cons: There is a real lack of leadership at this firm. Everyone seems to be off doing their own thing regardless of deadlines or who might need help. Too much gossiping occurs as a result as well.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Advice to law firm management: You should see what you can do at this firm, if you are selected. You might find the application process is intimidating and quite thorough. But the process is designed to find the best of the best.

Pros: You will get to know some top lawyers, and judges will look upon you with more respect and admiration than they might have otherwise. You will work hard here and you will have to earn respect, but you will definitely polish your reputation with others.

Cons: Many attorneys will not care for the long work weeks and slow chances to make partner. You won't find many chances to advance here. Getting into the partnership club is a real feat. Most won't make it.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


Pierce Atwood LLP is nearly 125 years old, with historic roots in Maine, offices throughout New England and in Washington, DC, and a premier practice that extends nationally and internationally. We provide exceptional service and value to our clients, who range from regional and local enterprises, utilities, financiers, middle-market companies, entrepreneurs and individuals to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and state and foreign governments.

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At the Pierce Atwood law firm, we value and respect the differences among all people and believe that our differences enhance our results, while enriching our community and ourselves. Our lawyers are committed to creating and supporting a diverse, inclusive workplace that is respectful of all people. To continue our long history of growth and success, we recognize that only a diverse and inclusive workplace can provide the best ideas, the best resources and the best people to serve our clients.

Summer associate program

Each year, Pierce Atwood hires first and second year law students as summer associates. Most of our associates are drawn from the summer program and so we believe that the summer program is the most important aspect of our recruiting efforts. Our summer program aims to expose summer associates to the breadth of the firm's practice and to its lawyers, and to assess the ability of our summer associates to contribute to our practice as full-time lawyers.


Continuing with the trend of law firm merger and acquisitions this year, Portland-based Pierce Atwood LLP has announced that it will be extending its practice ...

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