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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Main Office: 100 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3300 | Milwaukee | WI | 53202-4108
Phone: 414-271-6560 | Fax: 414-277-0656











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Reviewed on December 18, 2017

More advancement opportunities need to be offered and the environment more structured to improve the workers there would be wonderful.

The place is large and has many clients so the work is always there. Some team members are on task all the time.

I felt my time here is tedious and draining. Working here for over 10 years and with little advancement make me feel I am not deemed worth.

Current Employee

Reviewed on July 21, 2017

Increasing the amount of money paid to associates would have a positive impact, as would offering a better health insurance plan.

This is a big firm with many locations, so there is lots of room for advancement. The training program in place here is pretty good, and it doesn't seem too hard to move upward within the firm.

I think that the pay and benefits are really the worst part about working here. The health insurance has a high deductible and is very expensive, and the salary is below market average.

Current Employee


Michael Best is a full service firm with more than 250 lawyers who provide our clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined our firm for generations. Founded in 1848, Michael Best has earned a reputation as a leading law firm. Approximately 220 attorneys serve clients at our offices in Milwaukee, WI, Madison, WI, Waukesha, WI, Manitowoc, WI, Chicago, IL, Washington, D.C., Salt Lake City, UT, and Austin, TX. Michael Best's rich tradition and long history is a testament to our ability to remain dynamic and responsive to the significant changes facing businesses over the past 165+ years. Since our inception, we have remained true to the firm's longstanding goal of delivering results for our clients. That strong foundation continues to guide our work in the constantly evolving business environment facing our clients today. Michael Best is able to draw from our extensive legal and business knowledge to anticipate and meet our clients' 21st century needs. As a broad-based business law firm, we are ideally positioned to handle a wide range of business legal matters across our practice groups. From Intellectual Property, Employment Relations, Litigation and Transactional - covering wealth planning, tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and environmental, our legal practice groups are organized to respond to the most pressing issues facing companies today. We serve cutting-edge industries in technology, advanced manufacturing, and energy and banking and financial services.

Practice Areas

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Demonstrated academic success; strong verbal and interpersonal skills; business development potential; proficient legal writing ability; extracurricular/community involvement.

Pro bono

For many years, Michael Best has taken a leadership role in making the communities we serve a better place to live and conduct business. This steadfast commitment to community development is a part of the firm's culture in all offices. Through volunteer activity and sponsorship, the firm has supported a wide variety of charitable and civic organizations. Many attorneys of all levels at Michael Best provide pro bono legal services and serve in prominent board positions in these organizations. In fact, our associates perform up to 50 hours of pro bono work annually, which count toward their billable hour requirements.

Supporting the arts is a particular focus of the firm. We believe our communities are stronger with a healthy arts community. Specifically, several Michael Best partners helped lead the effort to build the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and since that landmark was completed, the firm has supported important exhibitions inside the museum. In Madison, the firm proudly pledged the largest corporate contribution to the Great Performance Campaign, an endowment for the Overture Center's umbrella of arts organizations.

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Three Michael Best Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Client Choice Awards

Michael Best Partner Receives UPAF Award

Michael Best Attorney to Receive Honorable Pro Bono Award

Michael Best Attorneys Honored as Recipients of the Women in the Law Award

Bochert Receives 2008 Honorary Recognition Award from the University of Wisconsin College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)

Dave Crass to Speak at the 2008 Environmental Policy and Awards Conference

William F. White Selected to Receive the 2006 Wisconsin National Guard Association Recognition Award

John D. Wilson receives WCATY 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award

Billie Jean Smith Nominated for Engineers & Scientists of Milwaukee (ESM) Young Engineers Award

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Summer associate program

The Michael Best summer associate program is an eight-week, in depth look at what you can expect as a Michael Best attorney. You'll have people to meet, work to do, and places to explore.


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