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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 2020 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 2019 associate compensation of $100,000 annually to markets across the country.


City Compensation equivalent to $100,000 in Lincoln, NE
Atlanta, GA $90,891
Baltimore, MD $80,496
Boston, MA $62,924
Charlotte, NC $94,191
Chicago, IL $78,141
Cleveland, OH $89,723
Dallas, TX $94,485
Denver, CO $82,847
Des Moines, IA $101,114
Houston, TX $92,464
Kansas City, MO $96,493
Los Angeles, CA $64,718
Minneapolis, MN $83,919
New York City, NY $74,733
Oklahoma City, OK $103,065
Omaha, NE $99,452
Phoenix, AZ $94,682
Salt Lake City, UT $94,191
San Antonio, TX $104,009
San Diego, CA $62,707
St. Louis, MO $98,162
Washington, DC $61,853
Wichita, KS $97,530

*Source:  Updated April 2020