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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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Akerman Senterfitt reported 5 percent drop in revenue in 2009

Holland & Knight revenue down 10%


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

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