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Working at Gallagher & Kennedy

Working at Gallagher & Kennedy

So what is life at Gallagher & Kennedy like?  It will be what you make of it.


All law firms are not alike. They have personalities that affect every aspect of a lawyer’s experience at the firm. At G&K, we maintain an informal, friendly working environment while delivering legal services at the profession’s highest level. Our firm standard supports professional excellence in an environment that is hospitable and welcoming to all people. We respect and value each other’s differences. The people who work at Gallagher & Kennedy are our greatest assets, making our workplace vibrant, inviting, and comfortable.


Currently, we have 58 attorneys based in our Phoenix and New Mexico offices. We think this number gives us the best of both worlds – we are large enough to handle any significant transaction or litigation matter and yet are small enough so that our lawyers do not get lost in an environment of corporate bureaucracy. We value the collegiality enabled by a professional setting where lawyers interact daily with management and section leaders.


Our attorneys possess a diversity of legal experience that is unusual even for large law firms. In addition to the more or less standard “big firm” practice areas like corporate finance, commercial litigation, tax, real estate, and trusts and estates, our additional proficiencies in project finance, employment law, environmental law, insurance, product liability, business start-ups, government contracts, and intellectual property make our firm particularly attractive to clients. Our wide range of practice areas enables us to offer our clients the full spectrum of know-how needed to deal with sophisticated and complex legal matters. It also allows our associates to choose a practice area from a broad range of opportunities.


At Gallagher & Kennedy, high performance is expected and rewarded. We know that our firm’s success begins with our people and why we offer a broad spectrum of benefits and programs that help you manage and enjoy a full and enriching work life and personal life.  We are dedicated to building a deep understanding of our clients, their business, and their industries. Our industry-focused teams strive to view the world from our clients’ perspectives and discover the best solution to address their needs.


Gallagher & Kennedy has consistently challenged the old-fashioned view of a law firm and how it operates. In turn, we have redefined the role of lawyers in business and pushed the boundaries of what a career in law can offer. Work here is demanding, so you must enjoy yourself. Gallagher & Kennedy is a genuinely social and fun culture with a strong emphasis on supporting each other. We take involvement in local communities very seriously, so you’ll have the chance to contribute through volunteer and pro bono work. We believe this sort of opportunity sets us apart from our competitors — and could set you apart from your peers.