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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 Partners in ascending order
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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
Berman Rennert Vogel^^
21
(4.50%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
Bryant Miller Olive^^
38
2.70%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
99
5.30%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
149
12.00%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
Colodny Fass Talenfeld
23
4.50%
NA
NA
NA
15/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
101
16.10%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
130
(5.10%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
Hopping Green & Sams
51
NA
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
K&L Gates^
32
6.70%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
$20
WND
$607,769
WND
10 
Katz Barron^^
19
(13.60%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
11 
Kopelowitz Ostrow
17
21.40%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
12 
41
(10.90%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
13 
105
NA
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
14 
Peterson & Myers^^
32
(8.60%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
15 
100
92.30%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
16 
Taylor Day^^
17
(5.60%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
17 
62
(24.40%)
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
18 
118
0.00%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
19 
Winderweedle Haines^^
32
3.20%
NA
NA
NA
-2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
20 
Glantz & Glantz^^
28
(22.20%)
2
0.00%
NA
26/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
21 
Buchanan Ingersoll^^
21
0.00%
6
(14.30%)
4
8/5
5.30%
$13
WND
$595,619
WND
22 
Gaebe Mullen^^
18
5.90%
6
(14.30%)
NA
11/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
23 
40
17.60%
6
0.00%
2
34/0
20.00%
WND
WND
WND
WND
24 
Morgan Lewis & Bockius^
30
0.00%
6
0.00%
NA
15/9
NA
$25
WND
$815,772
WND
25 
Katzman Garfinkel & Berger
24
NA
7
NA
6
17/0
4.00%
WND
WND
WND
WND
26 
Liebler Gonzalez^^
29
61.10%
7
40.00%
NA
22/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
27 
Proskauer Rose^ ^^
25
(13.80%)
7
(12.50%)
NA
18/0
NA
$25
WND
$990,220
WND
28 
Weil Gotshal^^
24
NA
7
NA
NA
15/2
NA
$24
WND
$1,017,225
WND
29 
Diaz Reus^^
31
NA
8
NA
NA
13/6
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
30 
Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin
22
NA
8
NA
8
12/2
2.80%
WND
WND
WND
WND
31 
Fox Rothschild^ ^^
19
NA
9
NA
NA
9/1
NA
$10
WND
$513,947
WND
32 
Hamilton Miller & Birthisel
21
NA
9
NA
NA
10/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
33 
Ogletree Deakins^ ^^
17
NA
9
NA
NA
3/5
NA
$8
WND
$470,515
WND
34 
Wilson Elser^ ^^
22
NA
9
NA
NA
8/5
NA
$8
WND
$358,364
WND
35 
Zumpano Patricios
25
8.70%
9
12.50%
3
11/5
8.30%
WND
WND
WND
WND
36 
25
13.60%
10
11.10%
NA
15/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
37 
Burr & Forman^ ^^
22
NA
10
NA
NA
9/3
NA
$10
WND
$452,546
WND
38 
Maltzman Foreman
22
10.00%
10
0.00%
3
11/1
7.30%
WND
WND
WND
WND
39 
Baker & McKenzie^ ^^
24
(14.30%)
11
(15.40%)
NA
11/2
NA
$13
WND
$536,800
WND
40 
Colson Hicks Eidson^^
17
6.30%
11
(15.40%)
NA
3/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
41 
Lydecker Diaz^^
42
NA
11
NA
NA
29/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
42 
Lytal Reiter
18
NA
11
NA
NA
7/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
43 
Barr Murman^^
21
23.50%
12
NA
NA
8/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
44 
Kelley Kronenberg
45
NA
12
NA
NA
33/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
45 
Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton^^
22
31.30%
12
0.00%
NA
10/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
46 
Siegfried Rivera
33
(2.90%)
12
(7.70%)
8
19/2
4.10%
WND
WND
WND
WND
47 
Smith Gambrell^^
23
4.50%
12
9.10%
NA
8/3
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
48 
Duane Morris^^
23
4.50%
13
(13.30%)
5
3/4
4.60%
$15
WND
$545,503
WND
49 
Edwards Angell^
24
(14.30%)
13
0.00%
NA
10/2
NA
$13
WND
$539,030
WND
50 
Glenn Rasmussen^^
20
0.00%
13
0.00%
NA
6/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
51 
Allen Dyer Doppelt^^
27
0.00%
14
0.00%
NA
10/3
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
52 
Richman Greer
23
4.50%
14
(6.70%)
NA
7/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
53 
Littler Mendelson^
24
(7.70%)
15
0.00%
11
8/11
2.20%
$12
WND
$497,088
WND
54 
Quarles & Brady^ ^^
27
NA
15
NA
NA
12/0
NA
$14
WND
$517,200
WND
55 
Brigham Moore
18
(5.30%)
16
6.70%
12
2/0
1.50%
WND
WND
WND
WND
56 
Fisher & Phillips^ ^^
27
NA
16
NA
NA
8/3
NA
$13
WND
$481,059
WND
57 
Icard Merrill Cullis^^
31
(11.40%)
16
(11.00%)
NA
14/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
58 
Tew Cardenas^^
22
(45.00%)
16
(38.50%)
NA
5/1
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
59 
Phelps Dunbar^^
46
9.50%
17
0.00%
NA
27/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
60 
McDermott Will & Emery^ ^^
28
12.00%
18
0.00%
NA
10/0
NA
$24
WND
$858,607
WND
61 
35
NA
19
NA
NA
11/5
NA
$15
WND
$435,616
WND
62 
39
11.40%
19
18.80%
NA
13/7
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
63 
Jackson Lewis^
34
21.40%
19
18.80%
7
13/2
4.90%
$16
WND
$476,788
WND
64 
41
2.50%
19
(20.80%)
NA
17/5
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
65 
42
(2.30%)
20
0.00%
13
19/3
3.20%
$33
$675,000
$794,050
$892,300
66 
Daniels Kashtan Downs
30
7.10%
21
0.00%
3
9/0
10.00%
WND
WND
WND
WND
67 
Hunton & Williams^
50
(3.80%)
21
5.00%
21
26/4
2.40%
$36
WND
$723,240
WND
68 
53
0.00%
23
15.00%
11
23/7
4.80%
WND
WND
WND
WND
69 
63
(7.40%)
24
(4.00%)
14
30/9
4.50%
$41
WND
$644,691
WND
70 
89
(6.30%)
24
(4.00%)
21
60/5
4.20%
$71
$1,608,333
$792,135
$1,761,905
71 
Jones Foster Johnston^^
34
(5.60%)
25
8.70%
NA
7/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
72 
Johnson Pope^^
36
0.00%
27
8.00%
NA
6/3
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
73 
61
(15.30%)
28
NA
19
23/10
3.20%
$40
WND
$650,426
WND
74 
Walton Lantaff^^
51
NA
28
NA
NA
23/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
75 
Ausley & McMullen^^
34
0.00%
29
(6.50%)
NA
5/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
76 
64
0.00%
29
NA
NA
18/7
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
77 
52
NA
29
NA
NA
14/9
NA
$64
WND
$1,233,523
WND
78 
Arnstein & Lehr
49
0.00%
30
0.00%
NA
19/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
79 
68
(1.40%)
33
(5.70%)
19
32/3
3.60%
WND
WND
WND
WND
80 
58
(6.50%)
34
(10.50%)
NA
20/4
NA
$33
WND
$567,259
WND
81 
114
(11.60%)
38
0.00%
NA
76/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
82 
74
5.70%
39
0.00%
39
34/1
1.90%
WND
WND
WND
WND
83 
71
NA
42
NA
8
29/0
8.90%
$25
$303,827
$437,393
$593,274
84 
62
NA
43
NA
NA
19/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
85 
89
(11.00%)
45
(10.00%)
18
37/7
4.90%
$59
$739,595
$698,664
$1,319,680
86 
87
NA
45
NA
NA
42/0
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
87 
112
(3.40%)
50
2.00%
22
62/3
5.10%
$56
$303,000
$498,839
$407,727
88 
80
(1.20%)
55
(3.50%)
NA
23/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
89 
90
(44.10%)
60
(37.50%)
NA
20/10
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
90 
124
(13.90%)
64
(8.60%)
61
50/10
2.00%
$88
WND
$712,184
WND
91 
157
(6.00%)
69
(2.80%)
69
62/28
2.30%
WND
WND
WND
WND
92 
129
4.00%
75
1.40%
17
48/6
7.60%
WND
WND
WND
WND
93 
129
12.20%
81
1.30%
52
46/2
2.50%
$56
WND
$461,000
WND
94 
114
(2.60%)
91
8.30%
NA
21/2
NA
WND
WND
WND
WND
95 
209
4.00%
140
3.70%
78
60/9
2.70%
WND
WND
WND
WND
96 
229
5.00%
146
5.00%
130
55/28
1.80%
$106
$350,685
$461,135
$366,154
97 
235
1.30%
149
7.20%
54
86/16
4.40%
$129
WND
$549,712
WND
98 
321
(13.00%)
198
(0.50%)
123
106/17
2.60%
$188
WND
$585,435
WND
99 
391
(5.60%)
211
(1.40%)
168
115/63
2.30%
$201
$405,776
$522,346
$432,955
100 
371
(8.40%)
220
0.90%
71
125/26
5.20%
$253
$676,000
$682,000
$1,277,000

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