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Lateral Attorneys

Lateral attorneys have contributed significantly to the growth and development of our firm. We are always interested in talking with attorneys who have superior academic performance records and excellent verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills. We most commonly seek candidates with two to five years of experience in our practice areas.

Associate Compensation

At Scudder Law Firm, our employees are justly rewarded with competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package. Salaries for first year 2017 associates begin at $100,000 per year with opportunities for bonuses. Our benefits package includes the following:

  • Bar dues
  • Associate mentoring program
  • Bar review stipend of $10,000 for those who have not taken the bar exam
  • Reimbursement of most bar preparation courses for those who have not taken the bar exam
  • Business casual dress
  • Continuing legal education expenses
  • Disability/Life/Medical insurance
  • In-house travel coordinator
  • Moving expenses for lateral attorneys
  • Paid parking
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (dependent care and medical expenses)
  • Simple 401(k) profit-sharing plan (mandatory match of 3% of compensation)

Associate compensation at Scudder Law Firm exceeds the compensation in most major markets, considering cost of living standards. The following table compares our starting 2017 associate compensation of $100,000 annually to markets across the country.


City Compensation equivalent to $100,000 in Lincoln, NE
Atlanta, GA $109,967
Baltimore, MD $122,892
Boston, MA $156,188
Charlotte, NC $105,476
Chicago, IL $127,273
Cleveland, OH $110,953
Dallas, TX $105,586
Denver, CO $119,715
Des Moines, IA $99,562
Houston, TX $107,229
Kansas City, MO $104,381
Los Angeles, CA $152,355
Minneapolis, MN $118,291
New York City, NY $247,317
Oklahoma City, OK $97,700
Omaha, NE $99,890
Phoenix, AZ $104,819
Salt Lake City, UT $105,805
San Antonio, TX $96,166
San Diego, CA $157,174
St. Louis, MO $101,972
Washington, DC $159,803
Wichita, KS $101,972

*Source: Updated January 2017