Associate Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

The average salary for an Associate Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia is $75,360 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Intellectual Property (IP), Contract Negotiation, and Legal Document Review.

$50,009 - $136,588
$50K
$72K
$140K
MEDIAN: $71,888
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50%
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$0$143K
Salary $50,009 - $136,588
Bonus $484.79 - $29,900
Profit Sharing $3,750
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$49,873 - $143,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

Job Description for Associate Attorney

Associate attorneys are lawyers who usually have a minimal amount of experience in the field. Many are just out of law school and developing their careers. Associate attorneys typically start out under the guidance of an experienced attorney, assisting with cases and writing reports. After gaining experience, associate attorneys can move up in the ranks of a law firm and start taking on their own clients, and acting as the lead attorney in cases. Associate attorneys essentially do the same job as a regular attorney, and also have other responsibilities such as researching legal information, writing legal briefs and preparing legal documents. Associate attorneys may also take part in jury selection, advising clients, negotiating with outside colleagues, and helping to argue a case in court. Associate attorneys work for their law firms as employees and are not considered partners, nor do they have any ownership in the firm. Their time in a position at a law firm is a valuable opportunity to build their contact list and create a network that they can use throughout their career.

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Associate Attorney Tasks

  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, 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.
  • 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.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.

About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

Associate Attorney Job Listings

Key Stats for Associate Attorney

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
4%

Experience Affects Associate Attorney Salaries

Mid-Career
▲58%

National Average
$73,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Associate Attorney Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
▲81%

Contract Negotiation
▲14%

Legal Document Review
▲13%

Negotiation
▲11%

National Average
$73,000

Legal Compliance
▼8%

Legal Research
▼9%

Client Interaction
▼12%

Litigation Case Management
▼13%

Complex Litigation Case Management
▼18%

Technical Writing
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 36%