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 joined Bowditch 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.”
“Bowditch strives to create a culture of service and empower associates to pursue their passions within the community. Whether that means helping local businesses find more economically efficient solutions, supporting charitable causes, advocating for gender equality, or offering estate planning seminars, Bowditch provides the support that allows associates to make a meaningful impact.
Such support allows associates to be given a significant amount of responsibility from the beginning of their careers, but they are not left to face these challenges alone. Instead, they are supported by a network of legal experts, partner mentors, and peer mentors, and fantastic administrative and business professionals who help them navigate their responsibilities and develop their skills. This supportive environment allows associates to grow and thrive as they embark on their careers, fostering a sense of confidence and competence as they tackle new challenges and opportunities.”
“A key factor that sets Bowditch apart is its commitment to the professional growth of associates. Partners provide meaningful work opportunities, providing support and guidance along the way. Our Information Systems group supports a great technological infrastructure and provides amazing resources to help us be more productive. The firm’s leadership and marketing team provide access to countless business development opportunities and leadership training programs. All are invested in helping us become well-rounded professionals, assisting us in expanding our professional networks and supporting our path to partnership. Leadership stays engaged with us by including us on internal committees, providing regular constructive feedback and encouraging open communication.”
“Associates at Bowditch are trusted with a great deal of autonomy and meaningful responsibility – partners fully understand that the only way to become a better attorney is through doing. Because the firm takes on such a variety of clients and matters, ranging in subject matter and size, associates have the opportunity to take the lead on tasks that suit their experience and comfort level while simultaneously gaining confidence in handling higher-stakes matters by providing substantive support. Given the number of highly experienced attorneys at Bowditch, associates have an invaluable opportunity to learn firsthand the different strategies and styles from some of the most sought-after attorneys in New England. More importantly, partners and administration and business professionals are genuinely invested in the growth, success and happiness of the firm’s associates, and are more than willing to discuss any topic, whether it be legal, professional or personal. The size of the firm and type of person it attracts make it easy to feel welcome and see Bowditch as a place to make a home and establish a career.”