4 Star Rating

Godfrey & Kahn, SC
Main Office: 833 East Michigan Street, Suite 1800 | Milwaukee | WI | 53202-5615
Phone: 414-273-3500 | Fax: 414-273-5198

Godfrey & Kahn, SC










Godfrey & Kahn, SC Reviews view all

Reviewed on August 31, 2021

Follow through and be transparent.

Great office, many great senior partners and paralegals.

The Senior Associate and Junior Partner ranks struggle to follow the firm's "People First" philosophy. Pay is mediocre for a large firm. Not many opportunities for mentorship, and some of the promises they made were blow off.

There are a few Attorneys that came from Foley that I would avoid.

The location and building.

Former Employee


Full time

Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Examine internal processes and decision making to improve the pace that work occurs.

There is a very positive culture and rapport with everyone at the firm. The firm is in a state of the art building with great amenities, and you always feel supported by auxiliary services such as HR.

The commute to the firm can be terrible, and sometimes things move slowly due to outdated policies.

Current Employee


Godfrey & Kahn provides high-level service and creative legal solutions to its clients. For 60 years, our attorneys and staff have been guided by five core values originally set forth by our founders: A focus on our clients' success, trust in one another and our clients, a culture of teamwork that helps us achieve more together, a work ethic to achieve whatever is possible, and an integrity that keeps us focused on the right thing to do for our clients, our employees and our communities.

Practice Areas

Godfrey & Kahn, SC practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

Godfrey & Kahn, SC follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Strong academic record, good judgment, analytical, decisive, personable, self-confident, team player, ambitious, initiative, self-motivated, leadership qualities, and desire to be involved in firm/community activities.

Pro bono

Godfrey & Kahn recognizes that the legal community has a responsibility to ensure that all citizens have access to legal representation when needed and that the justice system operates in a fair and just manner. Accordingly, the firm encourages its attorneys to devote a minimum of 50 hours each year to pro bono services, and will give full billable hour credit for up to 50 hours of firm-approved pro bono services per year, with the potential for more depending on the case.

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Godfrey & Kahn, SC Awards and Recognitions Write a review

2015 "Wisconsin Firm of the Year" by Benchmark Litigation

2014 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers "50 Best Law Firms for Women"

2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Diversity Write a review

We believe that our law firm, and the communities in which we live and work, must be committed to building a professional and cultural environment of inclusion. We have long embraced the principles of equal employment opportunity and recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component to our success as individuals and as a firm. We also believe that a diverse workforce improves our judgment and helps us to better understand our clients and our clients' needs. As the business community grows more diverse and increasingly global, we know that our commitment to diversity will enhance the quality of our work and our lives for the better of our employees and clients.

Summer associate program

Our Summer Associate Program is our most important tool for hiring new associates. The goal of the program is to give summer associates the opportunity to experience life working an as associate at Godfrey & Kahn. Consistent with this goal, summer associates are given meaningful assignments from many different practice areas within the firm.

As a summer associate, you can expect to work with a diverse group of attorneys from multiple practice areas. The work you will perform is part of a larger project we have undertaken for our clients or our firm - it is never unnecessary or busywork. It is our expectation that your work will be incorporated into our final product and that your time will be billed to the client.


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