Why choose McDonald Hopkins?

McDonald Hopkins’ collaborative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial culture provides a unique environment where attorneys can grow and thrive. Our focus is on working together to produce the best outcomes for our clients without the structural constraints found in many large law firms.

From a recruiting perspective, this means that we hire intelligent, driven people and provide them with the resources, training, and support to develop their practices in areas of law they enjoy. We also hire people we like, people we believe will be invigorated by our mission and core values. We know that a diverse and inclusive environment that values teamwork is the best way to provide exceptional client service and create an engaging place to work.

We simply believe that when people enjoy what they do and like where they work, they can focus all of their talents and creativity on representing clients and providing the best legal services. We encourage our attorneys to grow as fast as their abilities will let them by providing immediate exposure to substantive matters and by recognizing and rewarding success. This approach has worked for our attorneys and for the firm as we continue to have sophisticated work and impressive growth.

Our entrepreneurial approach translates to our new associate hiring, lateral recruiting, and law clerk training. We are looking for well-rounded people who seek a dynamic work environment and subscribe to our core values: Integrity, Client Service, Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, and Quality of Life. We have created a vibrant workplace where good work matters and every attorney has the opportunity to develop the career they have always wanted. 


Why is McDonald Hopkins a great firm for laterals?

We recognize that an attorney’s prior legal experiences can provide new and different insights to our clients and our firm.  We look for bright, creative, ambitious attorneys who are fully committed to using their talents to exceed the expectations of our valued clients. In turn, we provide an environment that allows attorneys to chart a course that will accelerate their careers and support them in achieving their goals. 

Contact Information:
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, OH 44114


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McDonald Hopkins is an equal opportunity employer. The Firm is committed to a workplace free of discrimination based on age sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law.