Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun work environment and a flexible schedule(in 14 reviews)

  • "They do a good job hiring personable, nice people(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Managing Partner only cares to bring in more attorneys without secretaries or admin staff to back them up(in 17 reviews)

  • "Unfortunately there is no 401k match(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Greatt Place

      Apr 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in East Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      None that I can think of

      Cons

      Nice palce to work at

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Mar 18, 2021 - Attorney 
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      Pros

      Excellent Mentors, Great Experience, you will learn a lot and be self-sufficient. I greatly appreciate the opportunity. I would not have left if it weren't for management and the Senior Attorney that was always difficult and mean to work with.

      Cons

      Poorly managed, inadequate pay, California will undercut your incentive bonuses on a technicality there are some Partners with horrible attitudes and no patience for questions. Instead of answering a question that takes a minute to answer, certain people will make you go on a goose chase to figure it out, making you waste hours on something stupid they know and could help you out on.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best BigLaw Gig for anyone looking for work life balance

      May 5, 2021 - Associate Attorney in Newark, NJ
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      Pros

      great staff, big law, good salary, solid reputation, esteemed supervisors, and work from home option and diversity.

      Cons

      Benefits could be better than what is offered.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Use this job as a stepping stone, pay is not at market rate with high billable and no perks.

      May 2, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Attorneys, including those who did not goto top schools, can get good litigation experience here. Some practice groups are more friendly than others.

      Cons

      The pay is below market rate. The firm acts like big law but contracts out extremely low rates with insurance companies so there is only so much it can pay attorneys. The firm still has high expectations and expects a high billable hour. Revolving door at firm.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A lot of experience

      May 6, 2021 - Attorney 
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      Pros

      A lot of experience. Pay is good.

      Cons

      Huge Office. Downtown takes getting used to.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Very busy litigation firm

      May 3, 2021 - Attorney 
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      Pros

      Interesting caseload, collaborative work environment.

      Cons

      Sometimes hard to feel an interpersonal connection with coworkers since the firm is so large.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      High billable/low pay

      Apr 30, 2021 - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      You will get lots of hands on experience.

      Cons

      It is a good place to start your carrier but not a place to stay. You will learn how to litigate cases, but you will be underpaid and overworked. Whatever practice group you will be hired for, that will be your group so your chances of practicing a different area of the law will be very low. The bonuses are based on billing additional hours over your billing requirement. Good luck with that.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Paralegal

      Apr 1, 2021 - Litigation Paralegal 
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      Pros

      Beautiful office space, coworkers helpful.

      Cons

      Online training but left to figure out massive amount of information by bothering extremely busy coworkers. Working for multiple attorneys who all want their work done as a priority

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great firm, struggling infrastructure

      Apr 14, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      -Positive, friendly, collaborative work environment -Competitive compensation/bonus structure -Room to grow; promoting from within encouraged

      Cons

      -Lacking benefits (no 401k matching, no contributions for dependents/spouse) -Lacking adequate technology software and equipment; outdated processes and procedures that scream inefficiency -Lacking general department structuring, support, and systems (I honestly have no idea how such a large firm continues to operate with national departments of less than 10 people)

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Paralegal

      Apr 30, 2021 - Paralegal in San Bernardino, CA
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      Pros

      Excellent peers. Friendly attorneys. Good hours.

      Cons

      Low pay for the amount of work they expect

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