At Stoel Rives, attorneys at all levels thrive in an environment that fosters growth and excellence. Whether you are a seasoned lateral, or a newly licensed associate, our diverse practice areas and national presence offer a platform for intellectually stimulating work with sophisticated clients. We prioritize inclusivity and community engagement, providing opportunities for pro bono work, mentoring, and active participation in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.

Founded in 1907, Stoel Rives has evolved into a leader across various legal disciplines, including corporate, energy, environmental, and more. Our culture is rooted in core values of excellence, integrity, and a commitment to exceptional client service. We provide a supportive environment that respects diversity and encourages attorneys to bring their authentic selves to work.

For Lateral Attorneys: We facilitate a seamless transition for lateral associates, of counsel, and staff attorneys by integrating them into our practice groups and leveraging our robust professional development resources. At Stoel Rives, collaboration and support are not concepts; they are integral to our approach, setting us apart as a leading law firm.

For Lateral Partners: We offer an optimal platform for seasoned attorneys to advance and elevate their careers. With our extensive network and broad client base, lateral partners at Stoel Rives are strategically positioned to leverage their expertise within an entrepreneurial and collaborative environment.

For Judicial Clerks: We highly value the courtroom insights that judicial clerks bring to our team. Recognizing the unique perspectives they offer, we actively recruit clerks to contribute their valuable experience to our practices. While we consider clerks on a rolling basis throughout the year, our needs will dictate if we are able to meet with you for a post-clerkship opportunity.

Rewarding Performance and Fostering Growth

Competitive Total Rewards. Stoel Rives offers a competitive total rewards package that includes base salary and performance bonuses, which reflect our commitment to rewarding excellence. Our compensation and rewards structure are reviewed regularly to stay competitive across our markets.

Billable Hours. Full-time associates have a yearly target of 1,850 billable hours. Associates receive up to 50 hours of billable credit for approved pro bono work and up to 50 hours of billable credit for approved DE&I work.

Performance Evaluations and Feedback. At Stoel Rives, we prioritize our attorneys' professional growth through a structured evaluation process. Our annual formal evaluations serve as a platform for comprehensive feedback and career development discussions, often led by practice group leaders or assigned mentors. We actively encourage ongoing informal feedback, fostering an environment of open communication and continuous improvement.

Elevating Attorney Growth

Commitment to Development. At Stoel Rives, we recognize that robust attorney development is essential for delivering top-tier client service. We invest in each attorney's career growth, fostering a culture of excellence, integrity, and professionalism. Our commitment to development ensures our clients benefit from highly skilled and cohesive legal teams.

Orientation and Integration. New attorneys embark on a comprehensive orientation, where they become acquainted with our systems, processes, and firm culture. We prioritize seamless integration through mentoring and career advisory relationships, ensuring a supportive start to their journey with us.

Distinct Development Opportunities. Our attorneys have access to a range of development tools, including personalized coaching, mentorship, and specialized in-house training programs. These resources cover legal skills, practice development, leadership, and business acumen. Additionally, our Associate Development Framework provides a structured pathway for career progression, aligning personal growth with the firm's strategic objectives.

Join us and explore the many ways Stoel Rives supports your professional journey.

Tailored Benefits Package

At Stoel Rives, we understand the diverse needs of our attorneys. Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support you professionally and personally, tailored to suit the various markets of our office locations.

Health and Wellness

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Club Membership Discounts

Financial and Professional Security

  • Competitive 401(k) Plan
  • Bar Membership Fees Coverage
  • Bar Exam Fees and Stipend
  • Continuing Legal Education Opportunities

Work-Life Integration

  • Parental and Pregnancy Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program for Work-Life Support
  • Commuter Subsidy
  • Firm-Organized Social Events
  • On-site Training Opportunities
  • Relocation Expense Coverage
  • Sabbatical Program

For a detailed understanding of how Stoel Rives supports its team, please reach out to us at

Guidelines for Legal Search Consultants

Stoel Rives values the role of legal search consultants in our recruitment process. However, third-party firms are authorized to solicit candidates directly on our behalf only with prior authorization from our Recruiting Department, aligning with the NALSC Code of Ethics.

Submission Process for Candidates

  • Blind Profile Policy: All candidate submissions must initially be presented as blind profiles.
  • Prior Approval Required: Search firms must obtain prior approval before submitting resumes.
  • Lateral Associate Candidates: Submissions for lateral associate positions should be emailed to for review.
  • Partner-Level Candidates: Please contact Bethany Brown, Director of Talent Acquisition, at for submissions or inquiries regarding partner-level roles.

Contact for Queries and Collaboration

For any questions about our policies or to discuss potential collaboration, please reach out to Bethany Brown, our Director of Talent Acquisition.

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