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After two awful years, hopes rise

With a calamitous 2008 and even worse 2009 behind them, the sun appears to be peeking out from behind the clouds for Florida’s biggest law firms. Following massive layoffs of lawyers and staff by many Florida law firms — and in some cases office closures — the hemorrhaging appears to have stopped. And several law firms are hiring. But while the worst may be behind them, it’s still too early for law firms to rejoice, and some, including battered Ruden McClosky
of Fort Lauderdale continue to struggle.

Firms in the right niche succeeded in tough times
If a firm specialized is bankruptcy, commercial foreclosures or loan restructuring, then it probably fared well in 2008 and 2009.

The charts:
Average partner compensation in Florida

Florida firm Revenue

Florida profit Margin %

Florida profit per Equity Partner

Top 10 by Attorney Head Count in Florida

Top 10 Firms by Revenue per Lawyer in Florida

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Holland & Knight revenue down 10%


Firm Rankings
Sorted by Number of Attorneys in descending order
Click on any column header to resort the chart
Click on a linked firm name to display comprehensive profiles
All data provided in the chart and profiles are for Florida unless otherwise noted
^Extrapolated financial figures ^^ Headcount estimated from firm's website
Leverage: Total lawyers dived by equity partners
NA: Not available WND: Would not disclose
    Firm Attorneys %  Change Partners %  Change Equity Partners Associates / of Counsel Leverage Revenue in Millions Total Partner Compensation Revenue per Lawyer Profit per Equity Partner
391
(5.60%)
211
(1.40%)
168
115/63
2.30%
$201
$405,776
$522,346
$432,955
371
(8.40%)
220
0.90%
71
125/26
5.20%
$253
$676,000
$682,000
$1,277,000
321
(13.00%)
198
(0.50%)
123
106/17
2.60%
$188
WND
$585,435
WND
235
1.30%
149
7.20%
54
86/16
4.40%
$129
WND
$549,712
WND
229
5.00%
146
5.00%
130
55/28
1.80%
$106
$350,685
$461,135
$366,154
209
4.00%
140
3.70%
78
60/9
2.70%
WND
WND
WND
WND
157
(6.00%)
69
(2.80%)
69
62/28
2.30%
WND
WND
WND
WND
149
12.00%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
130
(5.10%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
10 
129
4.00%
75
1.40%
17
48/6
7.60%
WND
WND
WND
WND
11 
129
12.20%
81
1.30%
52
46/2
2.50%
$56
WND
$461,000
WND
12 
124
(13.90%)
64
(8.60%)
61
50/10
2.00%
$88
WND
$712,184
WND
13 
118
0.00%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
14 
114
(11.60%)
38
0.00%
NA
76/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
15 
114
(2.60%)
91
8.30%
NA
21/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
16 
112
(3.40%)
50
2.00%
22
62/3
5.10%
$56
$303,000
$498,839
$407,727
17 
105
NA
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
18 
101
16.10%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
19 
100
92.30%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
20 
99
5.30%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
21 
90
(44.10%)
60
(37.50%)
NA
20/10
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
22 
89
(11.00%)
45
(10.00%)
18
37/7
4.90%
$59
$739,595
$698,664
$1,319,680
23 
89
(6.30%)
24
(4.00%)
21
60/5
4.20%
$71
$1,608,333
$792,135
$1,761,905
24 
87
NA
45
NA
NA
42/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
25 
80
(1.20%)
55
(3.50%)
NA
23/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
26 
74
5.70%
39
0.00%
39
34/1
1.90%
WND
WND
WND
WND
27 
71
NA
42
NA
8
29/0
8.90%
$25
$303,827
$437,393
$593,274
28 
68
(1.40%)
33
(5.70%)
19
32/3
3.60%
WND
WND
WND
WND
29 
64
0.00%
29
NA
NA
18/7
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
30 
63
(7.40%)
24
(4.00%)
14
30/9
4.50%
$41
WND
$644,691
WND
31 
62
NA
43
NA
NA
19/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
32 
62
(24.40%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
33 
61
(15.30%)
28
NA
19
23/10
3.20%
$40
WND
$650,426
WND
34 
58
(6.50%)
34
(10.50%)
NA
20/4
NA
$33
WND
$567,259
WND
35 
53
0.00%
23
15.00%
11
23/7
4.80%
WND
WND
WND
WND
36 
52
NA
29
NA
NA
14/9
NA
$64
WND
$1,233,523
WND
37 
Hopping Green & Sams
51
NA
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
38 
Walton Lantaff^^
51
NA
28
NA
NA
23/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
39 
Hunton & Williams^
50
(3.80%)
21
5.00%
21
26/4
2.40%
$36
WND
$723,240
WND
40 
Arnstein & Lehr
49
0.00%
30
0.00%
NA
19/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
41 
Phelps Dunbar^^
46
9.50%
17
0.00%
NA
27/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
42 
Kelley Kronenberg
45
NA
12
NA
NA
33/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
43 
42
(2.30%)
20
0.00%
13
19/3
3.20%
$33
$675,000
$794,050
$892,300
44 
Lydecker Diaz^^
42
NA
11
NA
NA
29/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
45 
41
(10.90%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
46 
41
2.50%
19
(20.80%)
NA
17/5
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
47 
40
17.60%
6
0.00%
2
34/0
20.00%
WND
WND
WND
WND
48 
39
11.40%
19
18.80%
NA
13/7
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
49 
Bryant Miller Olive^^
38
2.70%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
50 
Johnson Pope^^
36
0.00%
27
8.00%
NA
6/3
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
51 
35
NA
19
NA
NA
11/5
NA
$15
WND
$435,616
WND
52 
Ausley & McMullen^^
34
0.00%
29
(6.50%)
NA
5/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
53 
Jackson Lewis^
34
21.40%
19
18.80%
7
13/2
4.90%
$16
WND
$476,788
WND
54 
Jones Foster Johnston^^
34
(5.60%)
25
8.70%
NA
7/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
55 
Siegfried Rivera
33
(2.90%)
12
(7.70%)
8
19/2
4.10%
WND
WND
WND
WND
56 
K&L Gates^
32
6.70%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
$20
WND
$607,769
WND
57 
Peterson & Myers^^
32
(8.60%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
58 
Winderweedle Haines^^
32
3.20%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
59 
Diaz Reus^^
31
NA
8
NA
NA
13/6
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
60 
Icard Merrill Cullis^^
31
(11.40%)
16
(11.00%)
NA
14/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
61 
Daniels Kashtan Downs
30
7.10%
21
0.00%
3
9/0
10.00%
WND
WND
WND
WND
62 
Morgan Lewis & Bockius^
30
0.00%
6
0.00%
NA
15/9
NA
$25
WND
$815,772
WND
63 
Liebler Gonzalez^^
29
61.10%
7
40.00%
NA
22/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
64 
Glantz & Glantz^^
28
(22.20%)
2
0.00%
NA
26/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
65 
McDermott Will & Emery^ ^^
28
12.00%
18
0.00%
NA
10/0
NA
$24
WND
$858,607
WND
66 
Allen Dyer Doppelt^^
27
0.00%
14
0.00%
NA
10/3
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
67 
Fisher & Phillips^ ^^
27
NA
16
NA
NA
8/3
NA
$13
WND
$481,059
WND
68 
Quarles & Brady^ ^^
27
NA
15
NA
NA
12/0
NA
$14
WND
$517,200
WND
69 
25
13.60%
10
11.10%
NA
15/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
70 
Proskauer Rose^ ^^
25
(13.80%)
7
(12.50%)
NA
18/0
NA
$25
WND
$990,220
WND
71 
Zumpano Patricios
25
8.70%
9
12.50%
3
11/5
8.30%
WND
WND
WND
WND
72 
Baker & McKenzie^ ^^
24
(14.30%)
11
(15.40%)
NA
11/2
NA
$13
WND
$536,800
WND
73 
Edwards Angell^
24
(14.30%)
13
0.00%
NA
10/2
NA
$13
WND
$539,030
WND
74 
Katzman Garfinkel & Berger
24
NA
7
NA
6
17/0
4.00%
WND
WND
WND
WND
75 
Littler Mendelson^
24
(7.70%)
15
0.00%
11
8/11
2.20%
$12
WND
$497,088
WND
76 
Weil Gotshal^^
24
NA
7
NA
NA
15/2
NA
$24
WND
$1,017,225
WND
77 
Colodny Fass Talenfeld
23
4.50%
NA
NA
NA
15/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
78 
Duane Morris^^
23
4.50%
13
(13.30%)
5
3/4
4.60%
$15
WND
$545,503
WND
79 
Richman Greer
23
4.50%
14
(6.70%)
NA
7/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
80 
Smith Gambrell^^
23
4.50%
12
9.10%
NA
8/3
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
81 
Burr & Forman^ ^^
22
NA
10
NA
NA
9/3
NA
$10
WND
$452,546
WND
82 
Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton^^
22
31.30%
12
0.00%
NA
10/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
83 
Maltzman Foreman
22
10.00%
10
0.00%
3
11/1
7.30%
WND
WND
WND
WND
84 
Tew Cardenas^^
22
(45.00%)
16
(38.50%)
NA
5/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
85 
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin
22
NA
8
NA
8
12/2
2.80%
WND
WND
WND
WND
86 
Wilson Elser^ ^^
22
NA
9
NA
NA
8/5
NA
$8
WND
$358,364
WND
87 
Barr Murman^^
21
23.50%
12
NA
NA
8/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
88 
Berman Rennert Vogel^^
21
(4.50%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
89 
Buchanan Ingersoll^^
21
0.00%
6
(14.30%)
4
8/5
5.30%
$13
WND
$595,619
WND
90 
Hamilton Miller & Birthisel
21
NA
9
NA
NA
10/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
91 
Glenn Rasmussen^^
20
0.00%
13
0.00%
NA
6/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
92 
Fox Rothschild^ ^^
19
NA
9
NA
NA
9/1
NA
$10
WND
$513,947
WND
93 
Katz Barron^^
19
(13.60%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
94 
Brigham Moore
18
(5.30%)
16
6.70%
12
2/0
1.50%
WND
WND
WND
WND
95 
Gaebe Mullen^^
18
5.90%
6
(14.30%)
NA
11/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
96 
Lytal Reiter
18
NA
11
NA
NA
7/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
97 
Colson Hicks Eidson^^
17
6.30%
11
(15.40%)
NA
3/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
98 
Kopelowitz Ostrow
17
21.40%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
99 
Ogletree Deakins^ ^^
17
NA
9
NA
NA
3/5
NA
$8
WND
$470,515
WND
100 
Taylor Day^^
17
(5.60%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND

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