Savell & Williams, LLP
- Savell & Williams, LLP
The Associate Experience
Savell & Williams, L.L.P. actively recruits associate
attorneys with the best educational credentials directly from law
schools and through lateral hiring. The opportunities to handle
substantive matters independently and to develop as an attorney have
enabled the firm to attract first-rate associates.
The firm strives to afford each associate experience in as many
areas of practice as he or she may be interested in developing.
Accordingly, associates are not assigned exclusively to any one
partner, but generally work with several partners.
Savell & Williams is proud of its commitment to strong mentoring. A
partner or senior associate is designated to serve as a mentor to
each new associate. The mentor is charged with the responsibility of
monitoring associate case loads, overseeing the training of new
associates, and participating in the ongoing evaluation of the associate.
The firm supervises the associate’s professional development,
ensures the quality of the associate’s work product, and schedules
formal training sessions at regular intervals. Associates attend
continuing legal education seminars in Atlanta and other cities at
the firm’s expense. The firm associate training objective is to
enable new associates to assume significant responsibility for
client matters as early as possible in their careers with
progressively less supervision.
Associates are encouraged to develop new clients for whom they may
be primarily responsible with partner oversight. Interest in
specialized areas of practice is encouraged, and firm attorneys have
successfully developed toxic tort, securities litigation, and
professional liability practices in recent years.
The firm is proud of the amount of information about the
Partnership’s decision-making and financial performance shared with
associates. The open, honest relationship between the partners and
the associates is one of Savell & Williams' distinctive features.
The firm treats associates as professionals and endeavors to involve
them in all aspects of the firm’s practice. Information concerning
the firm’s practice is shared, and associates are involved in the
decision-making process as part of their development toward
Compensation and Advancement
Initial associate compensation paid by the firm is competitive with that offered
by other Atlanta firms of similar size and practice.
The firm has a pension plan and a comprehensive group hospitalization and major
medical insurance plan in addition to long-term disability insurance. Dues and
fees for business licensure, admissions to various courts, and professional
associations are also paid by the firm.
Compensation and advancement in the firm are governed by merit rather than by a
“class” or “lockstep” approach. Salary increases for all associates are
considered annually based upon merit and are incorporated in the firm’s proud
tradition of annual reviews for all attorneys.
Associates who have objectively demonstrated their abilities in their law
studies by class rank, participation in Law Review, Moot Court, or other
significant qualifying experience are generally considered the prime candidates
for employment at Savell & Williams. The firm prides itself, however, in not
applying artificial barriers and strict statistics in making hiring decisions.
All highly-motivated and enthusiastic interested persons are encouraged to
Because the nature of the firm’s practice and its management philosophy
encourage new associates to assume significant responsibility for client matters
early in their careers, the firm seeks individuals with an interest in
litigation and a unique combination of demonstrated intellectual ability, sound
judgment, and personal integrity. Each candidate is evaluated on the basis of
personal qualities and relevant experience as well as significant academic
Please send resumes and
hiring inquiries to our Hiring Partner, Susan Speer at
233 Peachtree Street 2700 Harris Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30303