Lateral Attorneys

We’ve spent 60 years building a reputation as the firm of attorneys and advisors.


Most law firms talk about the same key factors when hiring talent, and if they were all true, then we wouldn’t see as many lateral attorneys shifting in the market as we do year-in and year-out. So something is off. At Messerli Kramer, we pride ourselves on an unprecedentedly low lateral rate – because we don’t just talk the talk; we walk the walk

Here’s how we do it. We operate like a corporation with an experienced non-attorney CFO, who helped restructure our compensation system to reward attorneys at higher percentages than any other firm in the city, while keeping billing rates lower than any of our competitors, giving us a marketing advantage over our peers. We believe in transparency at both the attorney and staff levels, holding employee-wide quarterly meetings to include and update all members of the Messerli Kramer team, bolstering our firm’s culture and making all employees feel in-the-know. We staff our attorney teams responsibly to keep workflow fair and balanced. And perhaps more than anything else, we believe in accountability, and we’ve worked hard to ensure our attorneys and staff are just good people. We do great work, and we have a ton of fun doing it. 

If that sounds like the law firm you’re looking for, let us know. One of the advantages of our unique compensation system is that we don’t have a ceiling for growth that risks overhead. We’re constantly expanding our ranks – and looking for great people to help us get there. Currently, we’re open to lateral attorneys who are the right fit in Family Law, Business Litigation, Corporate M&A, and Estate Planning. 

If you’re interested, please reach out to, or, if you have a connection with an attorney at MK, feel free to reach out to them directly.