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

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP.

3 Star Rating     4 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.
   4 reviews

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on April 16, 2021

Advice to law firm management: Bring associate salaries out of the dark ages. I've been astounded by the turn over... it's unsurprising really knowing how insanely low the pay is. You are going to keep hemorrhaging people if you don't pay them a reasonable salary for the work they do.

Pros: Some of the people are amazing... I'm honestly shocked LBBS has so many attorneys who stay

Cons: Associate salary in 2021 in Los Angeles = $100,000. Which is just RIDICULOUS. Also, working from home during a pandemic you will use your own computer, printer, and office supplies. The firm supplies nothing and reimburses nothing... despite having a giant labor and employment department who presumably know the reimbursement laws.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time

- 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


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

Practice Areas

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Admiralty Maritime & Energy Litigation
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  • Business Practices
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Business Aviation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Entertainment Media And Sports
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Government Investigations
  • Indian Nations
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Tax
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Consumer Litigation Defense & Financial Services
  • Data Privacy And Network Security
  • Electronic Discovery Information Management & Compliance
  • Employment & Labor
  • Ada Compliance & Defense
  • Wage & Hour Class Actions
  • Energy & Environment
  • Fidelity
  • Gaming Law Sweepstakes & Contests
  • General Liability
  • Hospitality
  • Transportation
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance
  • Life Sciences
  • Long Term Care & Elder Law
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Law
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Directors & Officers Coverage & Litigation
  • First Party Property
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Regulatory & Compliance
  • Reinsurance
  • International Practices
  • Chinese Business & Litigation
  • London Market Group
  • Life Health Disability & Erisa
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Accountants Errors & Omissions
  • Architects & Engineers
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Miscellaneous Professional Liability
  • School Districts & Municipalities
  • Securities Litigation & Finra
  • Public Agency & Public Finance
  • Real Estate Land Use And Environment
  • Surety
  • Sustainable Development & Green Technology
  • Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Water & Waste Water
  • Wineries & Vineyards
  • Workers' Compensation

Hiring Criteria

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.


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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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