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The following is a sampling of hourly rates charged by law firms that establish billing rates based on associate class. The name of each law firm is followed by its number of attorneys, and the location of its principal or largest office. Andrews Kurth (404) (Houston) 1st $180 5th $300 2d $235 6th $305 3d $255 7th $330 4th $275 8th $365 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (151) (Chicago) 1st $215 5th $310 2d $240 6th $335 3d $260 7th $360 4th $285 8th $375 Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner (246) (New York) 1st $250 5th $370 2d $270 6th $400 3d $300 7th $435 4th $350 8th $445
The numbers Nationwide sampler Associate class rates Alternative methods

Brown Rudnick Berlack Israels (208) (Boston) 1st $275 5th $485 2d $360 6th $510 3d $405 7th $530 4th $455 8th $540 Buchalter Nemer (139) (Los Angeles) 1st $190 5th $265 2d $215 6th $275 3d $235 7th $290 4th $255 8th $300 Davis Wright Tremaine (405) (Seattle) 1st $175-$235 5th $235-$320 2d $190-$260 6th $250-$340 3d $205-$275 7th $265-$350 4th $220-$300 8th $280-$360 Day, Berry & Howard (251) (Hartford, Conn.) 1st $200-$230 5th $275-$360 2d $220-$275 6th $295-$385 3d $245-$310 7th $315-$410 4th $265-$335 8th $325-$430 Dickinson Wright (226) (Detroit) 1st $160 5th $200 2d $165 6th $220 3d $175 7th $230 4th $185 8th $240 Dinsmore & Shohl (306) (Cincinnati) 1st $160 5th $200 2d $170 6th $210 3d $180 7th $215 4th $190 8th $225 Fenwick & West (234) (Mountain View, Calif.) 1st $245 5th $400 2d $285 6th $425 3d $320 7th $450 4th $360 8th $465 Fox Rothschild (381) (Philadelphia) 1st $195 5th $250 2d $205 6th $255 3d $215 7th $275 4th $235 8th $300 Gardere Wynne Sewell (282) (Dallas) 1st $195 5th $270 2d $205 6th $290 3d $230 7th $310 4th $250 8th $330 Hiscock & Barclay (160) (Syracuse, N.Y.) 1st $160 5th $170 2d $160 6th $180 3d $170 7th $180 4th $170 8th $195 Hogan & Hartson (1,043) (Washington) 1st $250 5th $370 2d $285 6th $395 3d $315 7th $420 4th $345 8th $445 Jenkens & Gilchrist (268) (Dallas) 1st $205 5th $285 2d $230 6th $305 3d $250 7th $330 4th $270 8th $340 Jenner & Block (467) (Chicago) 1st $230-$240 5th $355-$365 2d $250-$265 6th $385-$395 3d $285-$300 7th $395-$405 4th $325-$330 8th $395-$405 Kelley Drye & Warren (375) (New York) 1st $260 5th $360 2d $285 6th $380 3d $310 7th $400 4th $340 8th $425 (These are New York rates) Lewis, Rice & Fingersh (165) (St. Louis) 1st $155 5th $250 2d $180 6th $270 3d $210 7th $280 4th $230 8th $290 Locke Liddell & Sapp (370) (Houston) 1st $190 5th $280 2d $200 6th $300 3d $240 7th $320 4th $260 8th $340 Loeb & Loeb (240) (Los Angeles) 1st $250-$275 5th $375-$400 2d $275-$310 6th $400-$425 3d $310- $350 7th $425-$450 4th $350-$375 8th $430-$475 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips (299) (Los Angeles) 1st $250 5th $380 2d $290 6th $410 3d $320 7th $440 4th $360 8th $460 McKee Nelson (172) (Washington) 1st $355 5th $500 2d $370 6th $520 3d $430 7th $550 4th $450 8th $575 Miles & Stockbridge (210) (Baltimore) 1st $200 5th $240 2d $210 6th $250 3d $220 7th $260 4th $230 8th $275 Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads (133) (Philadelphia) 1st $195 5th $260 2d $205 6th $270 3d $225 7th $280 4th $245 8th $275-$315 Morris, Manning & Martin (174) (Atlanta) 1st $170 5th $305 2d $225 6th $315 3d $270 7th $340 4th $285 8th $350 Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg (170) (Chicago) 1st $230 5th $330 2d $260 6th $360 3d $280 7th $380 4th $300 8th $400 Patton Boggs (431) (Washington) 1st $230 5th $320 2d $250 6th $340 3d $265 7th $360 4th $290 8th $390 Phillips Lytle (173) (Buffalo, N.Y.) 1st $130 5th $175 2d $145 6th $185 3d $150 7th $195 4th $165 8th $210 Pitney Hardin (170) (Florham Park, N.J.) 1st $205 5th $235-$265 2d $215-$240 6th $270-$285 3d $225-$240 7th $275-$290 4th $235-$260 8th $280-$325 Robinson & Cole (217) (Hartford, Conn.) 1st $175 5th $210 2d $180 6th $230 3d $190 7th $250 4th $200 8th $270 Saul Ewing (238) (Philadelphia) 1st $185-$200 5th $220-$265 2d $175-$195 6th $210-$310 3d $195-$210 7th $215-$270 4th $200-$260 8th $255-$290 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (424) (Los Angeles) 1st $250 5th $350 2d $275 6th $375 3d $295 7th $395 4th $325 8th $410 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick (162) (Toledo, Ohio) 1st $165 5th $195 2d $170 6th $200 3d $180 7th $215 4th $190 8th $220 Thacher Proffitt & Wood (313) (New York) 1st $265 5th $420 2d $315 6th $445 3d $355 7th $475 4th $385 8th $485 Wiley Rein & Fielding (268) (Washington) 1st $225 5th $330 2d $250 6th $345 3d $280 7th $360 4th $300 8th $395 Winstead Sechrest & Minick (286) (Dallas) 1st $195 5th $280 2d $220 6th $295 3d $240 7th $310 4th $260 8th $325

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