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"More Satisfied People Than Most Law Firms"

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Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Attorney in Houston, TX
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at The Lanier Law Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Flexible scheduling, extremely personable people, decent health insurance, the annual Christmas party, happy people, vacation time. I've worked at SEVERAL law firms and this one has a better morale than most places. Mark Lanier is extremely nice and understanding and the employees end up being happier than most places I've seen.

Cons

Low pay unless you're an attorney, offices too far from center of town, some drama (to be expected), not enough staff appreciation. The perks make up for a lot of the downfalls.

Advice to Management

Help keep your employees by paying the staff a little more and giving them more monetary incentives (opportunities for raises, etc.)

Other Employee Reviews for The Lanier Law Firm

  1. "Poorly Managed Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Staff in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Lanier Law Firm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Christmas Party has marquee performers every year but no liquor is served so it's a completely dry event held at Mark Lanier's compound. All employees are invited though and it's a nice family event.

    Cons

    Unbelievably bad work environment. It's a typical PI firm focused on the last dollar but has terrible management. They are burning through cash--way over extended for the dollars they bring in. All the managers and many of the attorney/managers are either long-time friends of Mark or related to him in some way so there is no way any of the bad apples will be shown the door. There is no training of employees, no fun events and no employee appreciation at all. Worst of all, hourly employees are grossly underpaid and are told to rarely work OT even if incredibly busy. You are set up for failure as soon as you accept a position there. Terrible office building to work in--never very clean and terrible air. Avoid at all costs!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of lawyers as managers and bring in an unrelated business person to run the firm. Start appreciating the employees. There are some good people there that work hard every day for very little.


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Lanier Law Firm full-time

    Pros

    Get experience doing things the "right" way as a litigant, and if you're green, even better. Improve your writing through briefing (endlessly), master discovery and motion practice and procedure, hone your deposition taking and defending skills, and experience and learn (the right way) other aspects of advocating the way any attorney who takes their job - and oath - seriously. NY managers guide but do not micromanage, invest in their employees, and (whether you realize it or not at the time) teach you to think for yourself, act for yourself, and most importantly put your TEAM and CLIENTS first. Also: snacks and unlimited seltzer!

    Cons

    Be prepared to work 23 hours a day doing the above. The Houston office is disconnected from the "real world" (aka NY) and their actions do not seem to align with the clients' interests . . . and everyone in TX leaves at 3:30 p.m. TX is too slow to cut toxic and/or dead weight employees. But everyone is reeeal nice down there!

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat, even if that means you.

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