Gentry Locke Named to 2023 “Best Places to Work: Law Firms” List

ROANOKE, Va. (December 7, 2023) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that it has been named among the 2023 “Best Places to Work: Law Firms” list, published by the Business of Law Digest in conjunction with Best Companies Group. The inaugural list recognizes 28 law firms from across the country that have prioritized their employees’ well-being and created a positive work environment for their teams.

The Best Places to Work program entails a two-part research process which includes anonymous employee surveys as well as independent research comparing firms against hundreds of industry benchmarks. The combined scores determine the top firms and final rankings of those achieving high marks in categories including confidence in leadership, strong communication, corporate culture, ongoing training options, fair pay and benefits, as well as overall satisfaction. The full list of honorees is available here.

“We are proud to be included on this prestigious list which evaluates law firms of all sizes from throughout the country based on employee feedback,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Brett Marston. “Our firm has always believed that our people set us apart by creating a welcoming and inclusive culture while providing top-tier client service. It is incredibly rewarding to know that our employees feel valued as we continue to grow in size and scope.”

The “Best Places to Work: Law Firms” recognition is the culmination of a benchmark year for Gentry Locke, who has been celebrating its centennial throughout 2023. In January, the firm restructured its leadership team by forming an executive board to oversee its rapid growth and continue to modernize the firm’s operations. In March, Gentry Locke expanded into Norfolk, deepening the firm’s Virginia roots with its fourth office in the Commonwealth. The firm was also named to Vault’s 2024 “Top 150 Under 150” for the sixth consecutive year, recognizing the firm’s reputation for providing superior service and delivering successful results to clients. Gentry Locke was also ranked in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms, receiving 17 Tier 1 metropolitan rankings in Virginia.

Gentry Locke’s also enjoyed continued growth throughout the firm’s footprint in its 100th year, increasing the number of attorneys by ten percent across a variety of practices areas to better serve clients and add depth to the firm’s key areas of focus.

Read About What Our Employees Are Saying

  • “Gentry Locke cares about people as individuals and provides a good work platform for professional success.”
  • “Employees are constantly challenged to do their best work and are treated and compensated fairly.”
  • “Gentry Locke is supportive both personally and professionally. The people are great, and the work is interesting.”
  • “I feel this firm is very inclusive and everyone treats each other with mutual respect. It is a fun place to work and I feel like I laugh with and enjoy my co-workers every day.”
  • “It is very collegial and friendly. People care about you and want to get to know you. There is great entry level training and support from the top down.”
  • “People are treated with respect and valued for what they bring to the table.”
  • “Gentry Locke supports charitable causes.”
  • “There are opportunities for continued learning, good benefits and employment participation in firm events.”

About Best Companies Group

Since 2004, Best Companies Group has specialized in identifying and recognizing great employers to work for. They are an independent research firm that ranks companies based on an established research methodology, with surveys providing actionable data that allows companies to benchmark their initiatives and improve employee recruitment and retention.

About Gentry Locke

With more than 80 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations, and individuals — a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Norfolk, Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the United States. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring our website.

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