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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 2021 associates begin at $105,000 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 2021 associate compensation of $105,000 annually to markets across the country.


City Compensation equivalent to $105,000 in Lincoln, NE
Atlanta, GA $115,409
Baltimore, MD $124,914
Boston, MA $169,607
Charlotte, NC $110,884
Chicago, IL $139.736
Cleveland, OH $108,960
Dallas, TX $122,877
Denver, CO $127,856
Des Moines, IA $100,135
Houston, TX $107,942
Kansas City, MO $108,055
Los Angeles, CA $166,552
Minneapolis, MN $119,483
New York City, NY $278,001
Oklahoma City, OK $97,759
Omaha, NE $105,566
Phoenix, AZ $115,070
Salt Lake City, UT $115,749
San Antonio, TX $104,547
San Diego, CA $161,347
St. Louis, MO $99,682
Washington, DC $181,034
Wichita, KS $101,832

*Source:  Updated February 2021