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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 2022 associates begin at $110,000 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 2022 associate compensation of $110,000 annually to markets across the country.


City Compensation equivalent to $110,000 in Lincoln, NE
Atlanta, GA $120,905
Baltimore, MD $130,862
Boston, MA $177,683
Charlotte, NC $116,164
Chicago, IL $146,390
Cleveland, OH $114,149
Dallas, TX $128,728
Denver, CO $133,944
Des Moines, IA $104,903
Houston, TX $113,082
Kansas City, MO $113,200
Los Angeles, CA $174,483
Minneapolis, MN $125,172
New York City, NY $291,239
Oklahoma City, OK $102,414
Omaha, NE $110,593
Phoenix, AZ $120,550
Salt Lake City, UT $121,261
San Antonio, TX $109,524
San Diego, CA $169,030
St. Louis, MO $104,429
Washington, DC $189,655
Wichita, KS $106,681

*Source:  Updated January 2022