I love to push to get as much experience as I can; the opportunities I have been given have exceeded my expectations. In my time with the firm, I have gained strong mentors to whom I look up to both personally and professionally.
I’ve used Dinsmore’s platform and flexibility to build a satisfying blend of work at the firm and in the community that complements my time at home. I love practicing law here. Our work is challenging – sometimes invigorating and sometimes humbling - but never boring. I take advantage of being in charge of my career by getting involved in work helping vulnerable populations, encouraging diversity and inclusion, and mentoring. That blend makes me a better lawyer, husband, father, and friend
What I really enjoy is Dinsmore gives you ownership over your career path. If you have interests in different industries or areas, and you have the initiative and drive to pursue that work, Dinsmore will not only allow you to do so, they will encourage and support you every step of the way.
Dinsmore is a firm where you can get a lot of great experience early on in your career. We have first year associates who have had the opportunity to appear in court and also take depositions. These experiences are invaluable for learning the practice of law.
A person can find support everywhere in the firm if they need help with anything. Everyone here is very nice and the attorneys are supportive and appreciative of the staff.
Dinsmore gives you the opportunity to have a career, not just a place where you can have a job as an attorney. We encourage people to form their own relationships on behalf of the firm, either with clients or within the community, or develop areas of the practice that might be novel or cutting edge.
I really like what the future holds for Dinsmore. We have a great generation of leaders coming up, not just in terms of talent, but in terms of people who really want to lead and who are excited about taking on that responsibility.
Dinsmore respects family/work life balance. I have an unorthodox family situation since my husband is in academics, and we have moved around a bit for his job. The firm has allowed me to work remotely, as well as in different offices, to accommodate his career.
I’ve really been treated as an equal, which speaks volumes about the culture at the firm. I’ve been able to grow because of the support I receive from all sides.
Every attorney needs to find the right fit for them and for their core client base. Dinsmore has enabled me to provide better and more inclusive legal services to my clients, while also providing a family-based culture despite having colleagues spread across the country. I am proud of how well we work together to form and execute collaborative teams to service our clients.
Dinsmore is a great place, ever-growing. Depending on where you come from and your experience background, you can find a way to advance.
Working here has opened my practice to new areas of law. Getting exposed to new areas of law can take you out of your comfort zone, but it is also how you grow as an attorney. You have access to hundreds of experienced, skilled qualified sounding boards. As a young attorney that’s critical. You grow by learning from people who have more experience than you.
Dinsmore is a great place to work. Everyone is always willing to help each other, and there is a wonderful support system from the managers in our office. It’s nice to come to work every day and feel appreciated for the contributions you provide.
Dinsmore offers a platform a lot of law firms, especially large law firms, do not provide. This includes more responsibility, including one-on-one client contact, earlier in your career to help encourage your development.
From the start, I worked on sophisticated projects with some of the most skilled lawyers at the firm. These lawyers and partners included me by explaining why and how projects were conducted at the firm, having me listen in on conference calls and providing constructive feedback. I count myself lucky there were so many partners willing to spend the time with a young associate.
When I joined Dinsmore, I was given significant, substantive responsibility early on in my career. My law school classmates, who had gone to other firms, told me their firms did not expose them to as much early on in their career. It helped me grow my legal skillset faster. However, I always knew I had strong support from our partners, so I did not feel like I was left to sink or swim. I also have had great mentors at Dinsmore -- people who have valued me and who have helped me grow as an attorney along the way.
There is a tremendous learning curve when you start practicing law, and I’ve had great mentors here at Dinsmore, who have allowed me to gain valuable experience working with our clients. You have the opportunity to learn first-hand from people who are very good at what they do, but they are also very good people.
Being at Dinsmore for as long as I have has allowed me the opportunity to build professional relationships with several attorneys and staff, who have also inspired me to grow within the firm. I started as a file clerk in the Litigation Department in 2000, and I’ve had people instrumental in guiding me to my current position as billing manager.
I am excited to be working at a firm as well-regarded as Dinsmore. The firm’s slogan ‘accomplish more’ resonates with me personally and, importantly, in the services I provide to clients. We’re a good match, and I look forward to new networking opportunities to grow the employment practice.
Even though we’re part of the larger firm, we still have a “family” atmosphere. We all get along, and I look forward to coming to work every day and seeing everybody. It makes you feel appreciated, and it makes for a good atmosphere.
Even as big as we are, I think we approach it as we’re all part of “one firm,” and there’s a real sense of unity throughout. From the top down, people are very encouraging and willing to help you develop and learn. There are also programs like the Leadership Academy, where I’ve been able to build good relationships with a lot of people from different offices.
I’ve learned to work closely with partners and associates on a daily basis and also connect with attorneys and staff from other offices in collaborative efforts. We all feel interconnected even though we may be in separate offices or practice groups.