Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

3 Star Rating     3 reviews

Main Office:

221 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1200 | Los Angeles | CA | 90012

Phone: 213-250-1800 |

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Year of establishment 1979 Number of partners 740
Number of offices 47 Partner to associate ratio 1.30
Biggest office Los Angeles Percentage of women attorneys 39.30
Number of attorneys 1308 Percentage of minority attorneys 18.40
Number of associates 562
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Consider allowing people to work one day a week remotely to reduce the amount of stress that the work brings.

Pros: The pay here is more than I could dream of while also giving us lots of vacation days to keep us from burning out.

Cons: The work here is extremely hard and they get their money's worth out of us. You can expect to be tired at the end of the day.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

- Reviewed on August 27, 2017

Advice to law firm management: It is beyond repair. I honestly believe it is beyond repair. When the LA office burn down, I actually thought for the first time in a long time there might be a just God.

Pros: If you receive no other offer and your children are starving, take the job and then starting looking for opportunities outside the law firm private sector.

Cons: Came in as senior partner. Treated like dirt. It is pretty clear I was brought in solely as an effort to access my book of business. The firm had another partner call all of my clients in an effort to recruit them away from me on my departure to another firm. Then the firm charged each client for the recruiting call. Unbelievable. Morale very low there. Am convinced that one of the firm's senior managing partners is seriously mentally unbalanced.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2015

Job type: Full time


Lewis Brisbois offers legal practice in more than 40 specialties, and a multitude of sub-specialties. Our attorneys have broad knowledge, experience, and sensitivity to our clients’ unique needs. Through interaction among our practice groups, Lewis Brisbois provides a wide range of legal services to each client with a continuity of representation across multiple disciplines. We have built longstanding relationships with corporate and institutional clients based on our ability to provide comprehensive service on a national scale. - See more at: http://lewisbrisbois.com/about/firm-overview#sthash.VY3KxZ5p.dpuf

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The diversity of the Firm's client base is matched by the diversity of our attorneys. With offices from Los Angeles to New York, our attorneys reflect the communities in which they live, with our proportion of minority partners nearly double the national average. Our culture has fostered a diverse group of professionals committed to promoting the best interests of our clients, our communities and the legal profession. We are committed to supporting diversity through new and ongoing relationships with minority and women owned businesses.

The success of these policies is reflected in the fact that Lewis Brisbois has repeatedly received national recognition for its commitment to embracing diversity. In 2012 we were ranked #1 by American Lawyer Media as the nation's most diverse law firm. Lewis Brisbois has consistently ranked in the top 10 in recognized diversity surveys since 2005.

At Lewis Brisbois, diversity is an integral part of our firm culture and our every day life. We have a Diversity & Inclusion Committee that is focused upon advancing diversity and inclusion within the law firm.


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