Compensation & Benefits
New law school graduates starting with the firm receive a competitive annual compensation which includes an additional 8% of the base salary contributed by the firm to the firm's 401(k) plan for the benefit of the associate. Beginning in an associate's third full calendar year of employment, the firm also offers the opportunity to receive a productivity bonus for exceeding stated fee receipt targets. Salaries are reviewed regularly and adjustments are made to reflect the changing legal market.
Fort Wayne is known for its affordable cost of living with housing prices consistently ranking below the national average. The city has been ranked number one by niche.com in 2022 for "Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living in America", ranked by Reader's Digest one of the "Best Places to Move in the U.S.", listed as one of 15 "Best Cities for Gen Z to Live Well on a Budget" by GoBankingRates.com and a "Top 10 City for Highest Quality of Life" by Nerdwallet. Click here for a full listing of accolades.
Employee benefits offered to full-time associates (subject to plan eligibility requirements) include the following:
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.
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.
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 an exercise and fitness facility located at the firm and counseling for attorneys and their families.
- Local Sporting Events:
- Memorial Coliseum: the firm has a suite allowing access to watch Fort Wayne Komet hockey games, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants basketball games and Purdue Fort Wayne men's basketball games.
- Parkview Field: the firm has a suite allowing access to watch TinCaps baseball games. The TinCaps are part of the Midwest League and the High A-affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
- University of Saint Francis Stadium: the firm is a sponsor of the Fort Wayne Football Club allowing access to local soccer games.
- The firm has a partnership with The Honeywell in Wabash offering a discount on certain shows.
- Through the firm's suite at the Coliseum there are pre-sale opportunities for specific shows.
- Through the firm's suite at the TinCaps stadium there are pre-sale opportunities for any specialty performances.
Living in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne is the second largest city in the state of Indiana, and the city's metro area has a population of over 425,000 people. But it's not the size of the city that's important — it's the uniqueness of the culture that makes this a wonderful place to live, work and play.
The city boasts an impressive school system, a thriving economy, a growing job market, and ample opportunities to attend community activities, sporting events, festivals, and art and music scenes. Fort Wayne is a three-time All American City Award winner, and consistently noted for our high quality of life, low cost of living and warm Hoosier hospitality.
It's a great place to relocate and start a career with Barrett McNagny.
We encourage first or second-year law students who are in the top one-third of their class to contact us. We also welcome inquiries by quality attorneys considering lateral employment opportunities. If you are interested in career opportunities with Barrett McNagny, please forward your resume, cover letter, transcript and a writing sample to Ms. Jennifer Reese, our Recruiting Coordinator, at the following address:
Barrett McNagny LLP
215 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
P: (260) 423-8885
F: (260) 423-8920