Associates

Why Kean Miller? Culture. Camaraderie. Collaboration. If these concepts are attractive to you, explore your options at Kean Miller.
What to Expect

Associates in our firm can expect meaningful support and training, early client contact, and responsibility for important client matters. Like many firms, our associates are guided and developed by their supervising partner. But unlike many firms, our associates are assigned a mentor who is unconnected to their practice group. This mentor provides advice and counsel on the things they don’t teach in law school. Associates receive consistent and regular feedback from our Associate Evaluation Committee, including their progression on partnership-track. Our expectations for achieving partnership are clearly defined and transparent. Finally, associates receive highly-rated training from our Attorney Development Committee, nationally recognized training resources, and they attend cutting edge Continuing Legal Education programs. From substantive aspects of practicing law to business development skills and from technology tools to working with others, our training efforts are consistent and meaningful.

Compensation and Benefits

Kean Miller offers competitive salaries, a performance bonus program, new client origination bonuses, federal clerkship bonuses, paid benefits (health, dental, vision, HSA, 401K/profit sharing), paid vacation, service opportunities, and reasonable expectations for proper work/life balance.

Technology and Support

Every associate is equipped with a laptop and docking station, dual monitors, advanced financial software (Aderant), a robust document management system, and the latest technology such as Office 365 and Windows 10. When working from home or away from the office, attorneys enjoy a secure VPN connection.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Kean Miller, we don’t just talk about diversity, we live it every day. From our inception, we have recognized the value of diverse ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds. We are committed to promoting a culture of inclusion, not only within the firm, but in the communities where we live and work. The best evidence of this commitment is found in our statistics. Kean Miller has one of the highest percentages of women attorneys and women partners of any major law firm, and we rank among firms having the highest percentages of minority attorneys. The firm is Mansfield 3.0 Certified, and currently participating in Mansfield 4.0.

Seeking the Best and the Brightest

Our primary recruiting effort consists of on-campus interviews in the fall and spring and in-office interviews with students from other law schools around the country. Our Recruiting Committee, co-chaired by ​Randy Cangelosi and ​Tod Everage​, is composed of partners and associates from various practice groups.

Meaningful Clerkships

Our law clerk program is designed to expose clerks to all aspects of the firm's practice in a meaningful and deliberate way. Our summer law clerks have opportunities to attend hearings, depositions, trials, and client meetings. Each clerk is paired with an associate attorney who acts as a mentor to the clerk for the course of the clerkship. The attorney provides guidance, support and advice, coordinates opportunities to interact with other attorneys, and helps the clerk become acquainted with important aspects of life in our firm.

Hiring

Kean Miller is dedicated to hiring associates with the strongest academic records and highest levels of personal achievement. We hire associates for either partnership track or staff attorney positions. We highly value Law Review candidates and provide flexible arrangements for graduates completing federal and state judicial clerkships.

To view current open positions visit the opportunity knocks section below.

“I chose Kean Miller because everyone here, from the minute I started, made me feel comfortable and confident. Everyone is encouraging and enthusiastic. Having a great support staff and attorneys with all levels of experience really made me feel like I could tackle any issue or case. I also chose Kean Miller because of the great reputation it has in the area. Clients may call Kean Miller because of our reputation, but they stay with us because of our service.”
– Associate, Baton Rouge Office
“Having a career prior to law school helped me realize that who I worked with was as important as the practice area I was offered. During the week, you spend more time with your co-workers that you spend with your family.
I chose Kean Miller because of the people.”
– Associate, Lafayette Office
“A new attorney is an apprentice; we have much to learn and the relationship with one’s teacher defines success. I selected Kean Miller because their attorneys had unparalleled knowledge and skills.”
– Associate, The Woodlands Office
“Kean Miller cares for its employees and its clients and recognizes that showing appreciation for the people they work with and work for fosters a fulfilling work environment and client experience.”
– Associate, Baton Rouge Office
Explore The Kean Miller Way
Community

At Kean Miller, a well-rounded lawyer is one who gives back through civic, community, and bar service. Learn more about our commitment to the communities where we live and work.

Diversity

In business and in the law, diverse and inclusive teams consistently make better decisions. Dive into our statistics, diversity programs, and Mansfield Certification.

Honors & Awards

Our firm and attorneys are consistently recognized for outstanding achievements by client, business, legal, and industry organizations. Explore what others think of Kean Miller.

Opportunity Knocks

To learn more about current opportunities, explore the information below: