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Our Firm

At Carlton Fields, we recognize that our ability to provide the highest level of client service is inextricably linked to our commitment to hiring, training, and advancing exemplary lawyers. Our legal talent is our most significant asset. We make managing it a strategic priority. 

While the process begins with hiring — whether for summer associates or lateral shareholders — it continues long after. Throughout their careers, our attorneys benefit from an integrated approach that encompasses formal and informal training, mentorship, and timely feedback. We hire for the long term. 

Our clients expect more from us. We, in turn, expect more from our attorneys. We strive to earn an “A” from every client on every engagement. It takes diligence, drive, creativity, a can-do attitude, efficiency, and an understanding of our clients’ big picture issues. Although we place a premium on hard work, strong performance, and occasional sacrifice, we value our lives outside the office. We believe that balance is crucial to our professional success and to the enduring strength of our law firm. 

Our continued success depends on building excellent teams. To attract and keep top talent, we offer the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues who share ideals that include unwavering professionalism, fairness, transparency, mutual respect, collaboration, and honesty. Our colleagues are leaders in their many endeavors, and free-thinking innovators who are committed to long-term growth and success, for themselves and the firm. 

If you are committed to being the best at what you do, if you want to build a career at a law firm where you can grow year after year as a person and a professional, if it is important for you to be able to count on your colleagues and to enjoy spending time with them inside and outside the firm, and if you are willing to give 100 percent to succeed professionally while building a rich personal life with family, friends, and community, we would like the opportunity to show you how we put our ideals into practice.

—Gary Sasso, President & CEO, Carlton Fields