Read what our attorneys say about practicing law at Ballard Spahr...

Sometimes there isn't a clear answer to the question a client poses. Rather than shrinking from the challenge, we embrace it. We put our heads together and work through the problem. Then we give the client the practical advice it needs to make the best decision for the business. Our cooperative approach is one of the things that makes Ballard Spahr special.
Shannon D. Farmer, Partner, Philadelphia

The "client first" attitude of Ballard Spahr lawyers and staff inspires me.
Roger D. Winston, Partner, Bethesda and Washington

I decided to join Ballard Spahr based not only on its excellent reputation as a leading national law firm, but more so because of the firm's strong culture and commitment to the individual. For me, the key to true job satisfaction and a successful career is high quality work coupled with a place that values you. At Ballard, I have found both.
Elizabeth A. Sloan, Of Counsel, Delaware

Ballard Spahr is not just a collection of solo practitioners occasionally collaborating like ships passing in the night. Ballard Spahr runs like a business that provides legal services. This means devising effective legal teams from across practice groups. This also means having the clients' best interests in mind and adapting the practice to provide them with the best legal service.
Odia Kagan, Of Counsel, Philadelphia

Ballard’s integrated approach to lateral recruitment, onboarding, and integration significantly influenced my decision to join. This approach was particularly important for me because I was returning to law firm practice after 15 years in-house. By the time that I joined, there were already foundational relationships with several people that helped me get off to a strong start in client development. 
Kevin Leitão, Of Counsel, New York

I've moved from the government to law firms a few times during my 16-year career, and I've never experienced a better, smoother transition. The support and resources – from the department head to administrative staff – for my onboarding and integration have been tremendous. My practice has grown more than I expected in my initial few months at the firm.
James Kim, Of Counsel, Litigation, New York

The people at Ballard Spahr are truly unmatched. The depth of knowledge and creativity of my colleagues motivates me to challenge my own thinking while each person's willingness to be both teacher and student ensures that no voice is undervalued. 
Jessica M. Anthony, Partner, Philadelphia

I appreciate that my colleagues are so approachable, easy to work with, and dedicated to working together to address the business needs of the clients.
J. Thomas Bashore II, Of Counsel, Baltimore

I came to Ballard Spahr because of its people. From my first interview, I was truly taken with the welcoming, friendly, and motivated attorneys and staff.
M. Elizabeth Cloues, Associate, Philadelphia

Attorneys at all levels make a concerted effort to connect with and get to know one another and clients across practices and offices. These relationships foster a level of inclusiveness and collegiality that is rare in large law firms, and enable us to use our collective talents to achieve clients' objectives.
Erika R. Caesar, Associate, Delaware

Our professionals are intelligent and focused on client satisfaction; they are supportive of each other at every level, both professionally and personally, and are constantly learning and evolving.
Victoria Siesta, Associate, New York