Top company by employee – 45 – Baker Donelson – Tennessee US
Industry: Professional Services – Legal
Previous rank: 54
2011 revenue ($ millions): $265
What makes it so great?
This firm prides itself on doing the right thing: its Birmingham office formed in the 1960s as a refuge for Jewish and Catholic lawyers involved in the civil rights movement.
For more than 120 years, Baker Donelson has built a reputation for achieving results for our clients on a wide range of legal matters. While providing legal services is our focus, it is how we deliver them that sets us apart. Our goal is to provide clients with more than what they have come to expect from a law firm.
Baker Donelson commits to a deep understanding of a client’s business, to enable us to anticipate clients’ needs and assist in their decision making processes. Because we offer consistent, knowledgeable guidance based on their specific goals and objectives, clients view us as a valued business partner. This allows them to focus on the growth and success of their business, confident their legal issues will be handled by an attentive, responsive team.
Our unique approach to providing legal services is enabled by our extensive support structure. As the 66th largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 650 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas, all seamlessly connected across 19 offices to serve virtually any legal and policy need. Clients receive informed guidance from experienced, multi-disciplined industry and client service teams. Our federal and state public policy groups provide sound policy advice and comprehensive tracking services, keeping clients up-to-date on critical legislative and regulatory developments. Our diversity and women’s initiatives ensure diversity in our people, perspectives and experiences. Technology helps us operate more effectively and efficiently by providing instant access to client-specific information and other key resources.
The experience, integrity and commitment we bring to our clients have earned Baker Donelson numerous distinctions, including:
- 75 attorneys across 25 practice areas recognized by Chambers USA as leaders in their field (2013);
- 25 practice areas also recognized by Chambers USA as leading practices in individual states (2013);
- 235 attorneys in Best Lawyers in America® 2014 edition; and
- 148 attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers.