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The Lanier Law Firm Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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  1. "A Good Place to Stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nationally recognized firm that provides employees a chance to work with some of the top attorneys in the industry. Firm considers their employees their strongest asset. Fun summer Friday benefits.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment is not for everyone. Self starters and disciplined workers thrive best here. On the job training, rather than formalized training program, causes stress for some.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very Liberal Working Environment"

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

    I worked at The Lanier Law Firm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is, at least, a paycheck

    Cons

    The things you hear and people you have to work with

  3. "Dysfunctional Law Firm"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Lanier Law Firm full-time

    Pros

    It is a job that pays money.

    Cons

    Management is largely concerned about making a profit, even at the expense of their staff and clients. Unhappy staff are often overworked and exploited. Most of the attorneys lack passion for what they do and seem jaded. Lots of petty office politics and some of the attorneys are just straight up rude to their staff.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Lanier Law Firm full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, few good colleagues, summer fridays

    Cons

    Everything else? Poor management, lack of structure/direction coming from higher end, pharma "team" is all about petty competition amongst each other

    Advice to Management

    Promote better morale within the team, don't foster a competitive atmosphere, treat your staff with respect


  6. "Great leadership in NY!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The lead attorneys in the New York office invest in their employees as much as their employees invest in their cases.

    Cons

    There was a bit of office gossip.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in building staff camaraderie.


  7. "Busy Busy"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked for this firm for 3 years. Great firm to work for.

    Cons

    moved too far away from Downtown Houston

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Litigation Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Lanier Law Firm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office was nice - some of the other associates were cool

    Cons

    It was a disaster! The management was TERRIBLE. One managing partner in particular is a heinous person - so rude, obnoxious, and difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Fire managers who cannot manage


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I didnt experience that much pros

    Cons

    Did not like the supervisor. Negative climate and atmosphere in general.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Current Employee - Paralegal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attorneys are very knowledgeable. Opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Management can be poorly organized.


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