Rankings and profiles can be found beneath these three articles.
Just 23 percent of law firm partners nationally are women and only 19 percent are equity partners – despite women making up half of law school attendees. And of the 42 largest law firms in Maryland that responded to The Daily Record’s Largest Law Firms survey, only four have a woman as managing partner or comparable leadership role. We spoke to those four women about the gender gap as well their journey to leadership position and how other women can join them.
Attorneys’ desire to serve their clients and build their books of business often leads them to look for opportunities outside their law firms. But while such a job move was usually sweetened with a promotion in years’ past, more lawyers are making a move without necessarily climbing up the corporate ladder.
Attorneys at larger law firms in Maryland are more optimistic about hiring in the coming months compared to their peers at smaller firms, according to the latest Maryland Lawyers Confidence Index survey.
Rankings: Maryland’s Largest Law Firms 2018
1. MILES & STOCKBRIDGE PC
2. VENABLE LLP
3. MARYLAND LEGAL AID
4. WHITEFORD, TAYLOR & PRESTON LLP
5. SHULMAN ROGERS
6. DLA PIPER
7. BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ PC
8. OFFIT KURMAN, P.A.
9. SEMMES, BOWEN & SEMMES
10. GOODELL, DEVRIES, LEECH & DANN
11. LERCH, EARLY & BREWER
12. GORDON FEINBLATT LLC
13. LAW OFFICES OF PETER G. ANGELOS, PC*
14. PESSIN KATZ LAW, P.A.
15. FRANKLIN & PROKOPIK PC
15. STEIN SPERLING*
17. SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP
18. GALLAGHER EVELIUS & JONES LLP
19. LINOWES AND BLOCHER LLP
20. BALLARD SPAHR LLP
20. JOSEPH GREENWALD & LAAKE
20. SILVERMAN, THOMPSON, SLUTKIN & WHITE, LLC
23. PALEY ROTHMAN
24. KRAMON & GRAHAM
25. RIFKIN WEINER LIVINGSTON LLC
25. ROSENBERG MARTIN GREENBERG LLP
25. TYDINGS & ROSENBERG LLP
25. WRIGHT, CONSTABLE & SKEEN
29. HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP*
30. MCNAMEE HOSEA*
31. NEUBERGER, QUINN, GIELEN, RUBIN & GIBBER P.A.
32. COUNCIL BARADEL
32. FRIEDMAN, FRAMME & THRUSH
34. NILES, BARTON & WILMER, LLP
35. ECCLESTON AND WOLF PC
36. MCGUIREWOODS LLP
36. DECARO DORAN SICILIANO GALLAGHER & DEBLASIS LLP*
38. BREGMAN, BERBERT, SCHWARTZ & GILDAY, LLC
39. WHARTON LEVIN EHRMANTRAUT & KLEIN P.A.*
40. BROWN, GOLDSTEIN & LEVY LLP
40. FUNK & BOLTON P.A.*
40. FUREY DOOLAN & ABELL LLP*
43. LEVIN & GANN P.A.
43. SHAPIRO SHER GUINOT & SANDLER
43. THOMAS & LIBOWITZ P.A.
43. GEBHARDT & SMITH LLP*
47. JACKSON LEWIS P.C.
48. HUDSON COOK LLP*
48. MURTHY LAW FIRM*
48. ROYSTON, MUELLER, MCLEAN & REID, LLP*
48. SELZER GURVITCH RABIN WERTHEIMER & POLOTT PC*
48. WOMBLE BOND DICKINSON LLP
53. DUANE MORRIS LLP*
53. BOWIE AND JENSEN LLC*
53. CARNEY, KELEHAN, BRESLER, BENNETT & SCHERR LLP*
56. DAVIS AGNOR RAPAPORT SKALNY
56. ADELBERG, RUDOW, DORF & HENDLER LLC*
58. ANDERSON, COE & KING LLP*
59. MILLER MILLER & CANBY CHTD.*
60. ZUCKERMAN SPAEDER LLP