Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Reviews

Updated Nov 27, 2021

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3.3
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99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun work environment and a flexible schedule(in 14 reviews)

  • "They do a good job hiring personable, nice people(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Managing Partner only cares to bring in more attorneys without secretaries or admin staff to back them up(in 17 reviews)

  • "Unfortunately there is no 401k match(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      You get what you put in.

      Nov 27, 2021 - Associate Attorney 
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      Pros

      Autonomy, good opportunities to gain experience as a young attorney, mostly laid back work environment

      Cons

      Billable hours are high, benefits are lousy and super expensive

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Collaborative Environment

      Nov 17, 2021 - Attorney in Las Vegas, NV
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      Pros

      Partners are helpful and provide a collaborative environment, while also allowing for growth and independent case handling.

      Cons

      Staff turnover and short staffing (though this may be attributable to COVID).

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Firm, Not Great Compensation

      Nov 14, 2021 - Associate Attorney in Newark, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generally, some of the best people to work with, partners care about associates, lots of work to go around, work. is very substantial even at first year level, most partners are OK with associates trying different practice areas

      Cons

      The pay is well below market, the amenities for employees aren't great, and the firm is known to be cheap. If you don't set boundaries, you may drown in work.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Quality place to work

      Nov 12, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cordial and peaceful work environment

      Cons

      The managing partner prefers associates in office

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Just another Big Firm

      Nov 12, 2021 - Litigation Paralegal in Cleveland, OH
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      Pros

      Some really great people; decent salary

      Cons

      Every paralegal knows this - but billable hours suck

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Job

      Nov 18, 2021 - Associate Attorney in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      Great environment. There is always work available. Person is able to obtain great experience.

      Cons

      Lower than market value pay. High billable hours.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Partner pay

      Nov 15, 2021 - Partner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Steady salary paid periodically to me

      Cons

      Low salary paid periodically to me

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Need More Structure?

      Nov 7, 2021 - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities to learn new skills and gain experiences.

      Cons

      Lack of organization, leadership, cohesiveness. Maybe mostly due to COVID.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Salary

      Nov 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary better then most workers comp firms

      Cons

      Management needs improvement, management style needs work

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Attorney

      Nov 3, 2021 - Partner in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      A lot of freedom. No micromanagement.

      Cons

      Salary is low. Benefits are poor.

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