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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Main Office: The Ogletree Building, 300 North Main Street, P.O. Box 2757 | Greenville | SC | 29602
Phone: 864-271-1300 | Fax: 864-235-8806











Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Reviews view all

Reviewed on December 18, 2017

I would like to see better management put into place so that the work load is better balanced throughout the weeks and the months. This way there is always work to be done without being overwhelmed.

The starting pay is excellent and the benefits (such as 401K) are top notch. I also found everyone to be very helpful and the work environment was very laid back.

The overall work load on a day to day basis had too much variance. On some days I would have to work well past my normal hours into the night. During other day's I was left with nothing to do.

Former Employee

Reviewed on July 21, 2017

I think management should focus on reducing the caseload and putting programs in place to prevent associates and support staff from burning out.

This is a large firm, but all employees are given opportunities to advance into better positions. This goes for support staff as well as associates.

Caseloads here are pretty high and it's easy to become overwhelmed and burn out. There isn't really a lot of support to prevent issues with work/life balance.

Current Employee


At Ogletree Deakins, we understand that clients have choices among labor and employment counsel. Why choose Ogletree Deakins? We represent employers. We represent employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. We offer distinguished labor and employment counsel. We are proud that our firm was named the “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management category in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. We have more than 190 attorneys listed in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Our lawyers have received many other accolades for their experience in labor and employment law. We provide coverage throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico. We have more than 45 offices, located in 27 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe, and Mexico. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in over 40 states and in three countries. We offer rates and rate structures that meet clients’ needs. We have representation agreements with major corporations based on alternative fee arrangements structured for their situations. We routinely offer tailored alternative fee arrangements to interested clients. We are committed to diversity. We believe our diverse group makes us better—as lawyers, and as people. Our lawyers are involved in numerous diverse bar associations and programs. We offer value added client service. We provide multiple seminar programs, briefings and webinars for our clients. We keep our clients updated with newsletters and e-alerts on new developments. We conduct client assessment surveys to assess and improve our performance. The Ogletree Way. We constantly strive for improvement in our internal processes, through such initiatives as Legal Lean Sigma training for key firm leaders and administrative staff, and development of best practices for efficiently and effectively handling employment litigation and discovery. Ogletree Deakins—Employers and Lawyers, Working Together

Practice Areas

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Top 25% class rank; superior analysis and writing skills; work experience demonstrating initiative and responsibility

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are not counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Ogletree Deakins Named a "Law Firm of the Year" for Fourth Consecutive Year

2015 Best Lawyers in America

2014 Chambers USA

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Litigation Counsel of America

Diversity Write a review

In more than 40 offices, lawyers of diverse gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, and physical abilities have significant positions of responsibility. These positions include a seat on the Compensation Committee and more than a dozen managing shareholders of our offices.

Summer associate program

Every summer, we employ a few outstanding law school students who participate in research projects, opinion letters, depositions, witness interviews and a wide variety of other assignments. We provide mentors, project evaluations and social activities for a realistic and enjoyable learning experience.


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