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

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