Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

4 Star Rating     1 review

Main Office:

700 Crossroads Bldg, 2 State St | Rochester | NY | 14614

Phone: 585-987-2800 | Fax: 585-454-3968

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Year of establishment 1852 Number of partners 50
Number of offices 2 Partner to associate ratio 1.80
Biggest office Rochester Percentage of women attorneys 11.00
Number of attorneys 87 Percentage of minority attorneys 3.20
Number of associates 28
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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on September 09, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Upper management needs to eliminate the use of gossip in the work place and emphasize the impact it has on other employees. People come into work to get things done and pointless drama only causes problems.

Pros: This firm has always showed me a great deal of kindness and respect. I am always treated as a valuable member of this establishment and not taken advantage of by upper management. Management is incredibly dedicated to their employees and always tries to ensure their happiness is met.

Cons: The only issues with this firm were the other employees and a lack of management. Employees treated the environment much like a high school and gossip was constantly running about. I felt management could have done a better job of dealing with complaints.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


We’ve been part of Western New York since 1852. And through our private and corporate clients; our partners, associates and staff; and the local organizations we help support, this community is truly part of our firm. Now, more than 160 years later, Woods Oviatt Gilman has a national and worldwide reach from our headquarters in Rochester, NY and offices in Buffalo, NY and Phoenix, AZ, and our colleagues in the Meritas global alliance.

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Summer associate program

Our program is designed to take maximum advantage of the opportunity which we have in the legal industry to employ summer associates. Summer clerkship allows both the firm and candidates for permanent positions a trial or test run prior to committing to a permanent employment relationship. The philosophy underlying our Program has always been to take maximum advantage of this opportunity by making the summer associate experience mirror what it is like to be employed by the Firm after graduation, as an associate. To accomplish this end, we provide our summer associates with real work assignments involving real cases and issues. We attempt to avoid purely academic pursuits such as writing articles or researching issues that have no relationship to client work. We strive to provide a working environment that allows the summer associate to experience what it is like to practice law as an associate attorney. Only by treating our summer associates similarly to associates, including the challenges and responsibilities that all attorneys face, can they experience what it would be like to work here in the future. The feedback which we have consistently received is that these efforts are successful.

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