We hire associates who demonstrate an aptitude for the law and the personality and demeanor to serve our clients and senior attorneys. Qualified candidates typically possess both an excellent academic background and a record of participation in activities such as law review, moot court, trial advocacy programs, clerkships, social welfare projects and other clinical or pro bono activities. Above all, we seek highly motivated students who will make positive contributions to Lathrop Gage.

Upon joining Lathrop Gage, associates are assigned to work in practice areas that match their interests and the firm’s needs. Typically, new associates work with a number of partners and senior associates in one or two practice areas. New attorneys are encouraged to accept a level of responsibility commensurate with their skills, abilities and desires, with the intention that they gain experience, responsibility and client-service skills from the outset of their careers.

We also actively recruit experienced attorneys who contribute specific knowledge and skills to our practice groups. In return, we offer lateral hires the opportunity to lead and advance within the firm.

For more information, please email Lisa Schlappi, Recruiting & CLE Coordinator,