Compensation & Benefits
Summer Associates: Our summer associates will receive a weekly salary of $1,700 for first-year law students and $1,800 for second-year law students.
Full-Time Associates: New law school graduates starting with the firm will receive annual compensation of $96,120 which includes a starting base salary of $89,000, plus an additional 8% of that base salary ($7,120) contributed by the firm to the firm's 401(k) plan for the benefit of the associate. New law school graduates will also be reimbursed up to $1,000 for moving expenses to relocate to Fort Wayne, IN. Beginning in an associate's third full calendar year of employment, the firm also offers the opportunity to receive a productivity bonus for those associates exceeding stated fee receipt targets. Salaries are reviewed regularly and adjustments are made to reflect the changing legal market.
Employee Benefits Offered to Full-Time Associates (subject to plan eligibility requirements):
- Medical insurance
Provided to you and your dependents, subject to applicable premiums, deductibles and co-pays. Health insurance coverage begins on the first day of the month following your employment.
- Health Savings Account
Associates may establish these accounts to reimburse medical expenses not covered by the firm's health insurance plan.
- Retirement plan
As indicated above, associates are eligible to participate in the firm's 401(k) plan from the date of their employment. Enrollment takes place on the first day of the month following the associate's starting date. The firm makes a contribution to a participating associate's retirement account equal to 8% of the associate's salary, regardless of the percentage contributed by the associate. The associate may also choose to make additional voluntary pre-tax contributions to the plan.
- Term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
The term life insurance coverage currently offered is equal to approximately five times the associate's annual salary.
- Long-term disability plan
Long-term disability coverage currently provides replacement income equal to 60% of the associate's monthly salary.
- Association dues
The firm pays for each associate's Allen County Bar Association dues as well as the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary dues.
- Paid continuing legal education courses
The firm pays expenses or reimburses associates for approved continuing legal education courses.
- Professional liability insurance
The firm provides attorneys with professional liability insurance and reimbursement for a personal umbrella liability insurance policy.
The firm offers a variety of wellness programs, including:
- Exercise and fitness facility located at the firm
- Non-smoking work environment