Bowditch is a right-sized law firm with a variety of practices and industries, three strategically located Massachusetts offices and a collegial, supportive culture that encourages everyone to succeed and grow.
With 60-plus lawyers, we’re large enough to provide our associates with big-firm advantages and small enough to offer associates a high level of responsibility, early opportunities for leadership and meaningful client interaction.
Associates get top-notch skills training, the latest technology, and award-winning business development support. The firm also provides associates with access to specialized administrative professionals and other lawyers to share the responsibilities of running a successful business.
Everyone at Bowditch, including associates, is a vital part of our culture, work product, and client experience. It’s the kind of place that lawyers appreciate as they grow and develop their careers.
Here is a sample of what associates say about life at the firm:
“I chose Bowditch primarily for three reasons: (1) the respect it garners across the Commonwealth for being a preeminent firm; (2) its significant ability to retain talented lawyers for decades; and (3) its clear commitment to developing the long-term future of the firm with associates like myself.”
“Our lawyers are dedicated to the growth and development of our surrounding cities and towns and this is something that is cultivated from the very beginning of an associate’s career. Associates take on significant leadership roles both internally, on firm committees and industry groups, and externally, on nonprofit boards and local governing bodies.
Though associates are given quite a bit of responsibility from very early on in their careers, they are not expected to do it alone. Each associate has a partner mentor and a peer mentor, with each serving different but equally important roles. The partner mentor guides the associate on his/her path to partnership and the peer mentor is the confidential sounding board that an associate needs to build his/her confidence and experience.”
“I joined Bowditch & Dewey as a summer associate in 2016 and was thrilled when I was asked to join as an associate. The firm offers the perfect blend of both large and small firms. It is large enough that associates have all the resources needed to develop as an attorney, but small enough to offer abundant opportunities to take on responsibility and interact substantively with clients on a regular basis. In addition, the firm has a close-knit community of associates and partners who are invested in supporting one another and helping young associates become great attorneys.”