Careers at Varnum
The same entrepreneurial spirit that we admire in our clients is reflected in our attorneys
Attorneys with the vision and desire to create a path to success will enjoy a career at Varnum, where initiative and results are resourced, supported and rewarded.
While many large and mid-size firms are risk averse, we believe the opportunity to explore new ideas adds to the enjoyment of practicing law. If you’re self-motivated, entrepreneurial by nature and enjoy the thrill of creating success with like-minded partners, talk to us.
Find out what it means to be empowered at Varnum.
Varnum is a destination of choice for proven laterals who match our cultural and entrepreneurial spirit. As a growing law firm, we regularly seek experienced attorneys to join our team and we welcome your inquiry.
Judicial Law Clerks
Through the course of their clerkships, judicial clerks gain a wealth of experience and information working with judges and observing judicial proceedings. Many of our attorneys are former clerks.
The Varnum team is much more than a partnership of lawyers. We face the challenges of our profession with the strong support of a dedicated, committed staff. Like any organization our size, we often consult with outside professionals on issues such as strategic planning, technology and internal management.
Our culture is differentiated by our appreciation of the entrepreneur. We encourage our attorneys to explore opportunities that will help them build a successful practice and we allocate resources to ensure that opportunities are realized.
Our individual practice plan process and strong support departments are other tools of empowerment. It is our desire that everyone reach their fullest potential, whatever that may be.
At Varnum, you’ll be empowered to:
- Grow your practice by using and sharing new ideas
- Become involved in causes you are passionate about
- Connect with other attorneys through professional and social integration
- Develop your professional knowledge and skills
- Leverage the resources of a large law firm
Attaining partnership is commemorated with a custom blazer, worn to the annual Black Blazer Dinner and other special occasions.
Heart of Varnum
The firm’s highest honor celebrates firm members who exemplify the qualities of Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Respect, Service, Caring, Ambassador-ship and Professionalism.
The firm provides donuts, bagels, fruit and other breakfast items to attorneys and staff in each office every Monday.
Let’s Have Fun!
At least once a month, attorneys and staff get together and enjoy lunches or happy hours. Varnum does not miss an opportunity to celebrate!
Firm members learn about each other at the annual practice group exchange event, featuring networking via a progressive dinner.
Just Good Food for Good Friends
Food is a rallying point at Varnum, and attorneys and staff are known by the dishes they literally bring to the table. One of our attorneys has even written a cookbook!
December Holiday Party
Staff and attorneys celebrate the holiday season together, alternating annually between a firm-only event during the workday and a plus-one after-hours event.
Ten Year Club
When you’ve been at Varnum for 10 years or more, you join this growing group that meets annually to celebrate new members at a special lunch event.
We are engaged in the communities where we work and live – and where our clients work and live.