Law Firm Partner Salary

A Law Firm Partner earns an average salary of $166,892 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Real Estate, Complex Litigation Case Management, and Litigation Case Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$97,424 - $357,271
MEDIAN: $166,892

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$97,424 - $357,271  
$-0.46 - $71,769  
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$2,553 - $181,207  
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$107,188 - $420,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
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Job Description for Law Firm Partner

A law firm partner is a joint owner of their firm and helps oversee its day-to-day operations. They directly supervise the firm’s legal and technical support teams, coordinate logistics for new cases, and manage budgets and vendor relationships. Other duties of a law firm partner include handling numerous cases simultaneously, interacting with lawyers within the firm to provide advice and guidance, managing payroll, and hiring clerks. These professionals also implement initiatives in the office to make sure that the office remains compliant with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as update staff on administrative issues as necessary.


Law Firm Partner Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Real Estate
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Litigation Case Management
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%