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

Follow This Firm Write an Anonymous Review

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
   2 reviews

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.

Practice Areas

Pierce Atwood LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Government Relations
  • Antitrust
  • Healthcare Services
  • Arctic & North Atlantic
  • Immigration
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Land Use
  • Business
  • Litigation
  • Construction
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Education Law
  • Patent
  • Employee Benefits
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Energy
  • State & Local Tax
  • Enterprise Procurement
  • Trademark
  • Environmental
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Federal Tax

Pro bono

Pierce Atwood's attorneys are proud to provide a number of organizations and individuals with pro bono legal services. While Pierce Atwood's far-ranging pro bono activities provide unique training opportunities and other benefits to the firm, they all stem from a public service ethic deeply rooted in the firm's history and culture.

That is why Pierce Atwood expects each of its attorneys to provide 50 hours of pro bono service every year, and why so many of them continually meet and exceed that expectation. And when we took a look at the firm's pro bono hours, we saw that firm attorneys are serious about their commitment to serving important organizations in the communities where we practice.


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 ...

More Law Firms in Portland

Joyce & Joyce, LLC offers professional legal services that aim to be responsive, efficient and achieve positive results for each client at competitive rates. Since 1999, Joyce & Joyce, LLC has represented and advocated for clients throughout Maine involving consumer and corporate bankruptcy, insurance coverage counsel, personal injury, wrongful death and other motorist claims, business formation and complex and collection litigation. Let Joyce & Joyce, LLC achieve winning results for you....

Write an Anonymous Review

For over fifty years, many satisfied clients throughout the United States have trusted their accounts to Law Offices Howard Lee Schiff, PC. The firm was founded by Howard Schiff in 1958 and remains headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut. The firm was incorporated as a Professional Corporation in 1977. The firm's practice is dedicated to consumer legal collections throughout the six state New England region. The client base includes representation of corporate leaders in banking, consume...

Write an Anonymous Review

Established in February 1995, LeBlanc & Young is a specialty law firm located in Portland, Maine, with a statewide practice devoted exclusively to estate planning, the administration of trusts and estates, and related areas of law....

Write an Anonymous Review



Everyone Loves LawCrossing

LawCrossing has the most listings of any job board I have used. It's actually a great site. The website had a lot of detail. It’s nice that you don't have to go through a recruiter if you don't want to. You can actually contact the law firm directly for the positions listed. LawCrossing had a ton of great features.
  • Brian McMillan San Francisco, CA
+ Read More Success Stories
  • All we do is research jobs
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 50,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"