Our Voices

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

“The Ballard culture is creating and maintaining friendships at work. When we do that—when we create these long-lasting, meaningful friendships—we serve our clients better, it makes work more enjoyable, and we get better results for our clients.”
Marcel S. Pratt, Partner, Philadelphia

“We provide excellent client service, and that has to be paramount. But we recognize that people have lives, and people have families. And so we support one another, and we work together as a team.”
Dee Spagnuolo, Partner, Philadelphia

“People are friendly, outgoing, like what they do, but don't take themselves too seriously—just take the work seriously.”
Drew Hensley, Associate, Phoenix

“Whether you're a junior associate or a senior associate, you're a key member of the team from the day you're staffed on the case.”
Emilia McKee Vassallo, Partner, Philadelphia

“The fundamental thing is that there's no difference when it comes to collegiality, when it comes to working together as a team. We're all in the same boat. We row in the same direction. And we all pull our weight equally.”
Chittam U. Thakore, Of Counsel, Atlanta

“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, Washington, D.C.

“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, Partner, Delaware

“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, Counsel, Philadelphia