Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP - Reviews

3 Star Rating     3 reviews

https://www.cpmlegal.com/ 
Main Office:

San Francisco Airport Office Center, 840 Malcolm Road, Suite 200 | Burlingame | CA | 94010-1401

Phone: 650-697-6000 | Fax: 650-697-0577

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"From a Paralegal Perspective."   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Mar 03, 2021

Advice to law firm management: For paralegals, the training was adequate, but help them understand why they're doing certain tasks, it will make them better lawyers. Also, update your tech.

Pros: Very supportive of new grads. Great learning experience. Systems in place to help you succeed.

Cons: Authoritarian vibes at times. Mandatory 2-3 Saturdays per month is the worst and you will work 60-80 hr. workweeks at times.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Brian Danitz - tough communicator; hard to work with. Joe Cotchett - the big boss; keep it short and sweet with him and you will be fine. Anne Marie Murphy - nice but hard to work with at times.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Some really great attorneys. Find the right mentors, work hard, and you'll thrive.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2019

Job type: Full time

Length of Employment: 1-2 years
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"One of the most toxic environments out there"   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Dec 02, 2020

Advice to law firm management: Hire a real HR and develop a business strategy that will make the firm have a low turn over rate.

Pros: Good place to work to gain some experience because they hire even if you have little to no experience. This is useful to move up and apply at a better law firm.

Cons: The hire fresh out from college for assistant/paralegals positions yet expect you to know everything. God forbid you ask a question. They will make you feel incompetent and unintelligent. They constantly remind you that people in this firm don't last long and how easily replacable you are. Pay is below market standards. You are expected to work late and come in every Saturday due to their 200 hour per month bill requirement. They don't have a real HR team and serious issues such as sexual harassment accusations are taken lightly.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Frank Pitre and Allison Cordova. Allison Cordova is unorganized, yet will blame her assistants for her shortcomings. She doesn't even hear you out when you try to explain yourself. Imagine being a new-hire and have little to no legal experience (because that's who they hire), are not given proper directions then get head bitten off from an attorney? Yet you try to explain yourself and you're told to shut up. You try to ask questions for clarification and you're given a " you should know this already"?

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2020

Job type: Full time
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"Run the other way "   - Anonymous      Write an Anonymous Review

- Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Advice to law firm management: Hire real a real HR team and develop a training program. Treat your employees with respect like human beings and not dispensable items.

Pros: Gain a lot of valuable experience

Cons: Get worked to the point of burn out and slave labor. No one care about your health, mental health, or disabilities. Toxic environment full of gossip, drama, and high school like cliques. Partners sleep with their associates and overwork all of their staff and get away with it.

Partners to Avoid and Why: Gary Praglin & Frank Pitre. They are the most vile attorneys who belittle their staff and encourage a toxic work environment. Verbal abuse is highly rampant.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Not much.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2019

Job type: Full time
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