WTO Raises Associate Clerkship Bonuses

03.22.2016

Denver: National civil-litigation firm Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) has announced increases to bonuses paid to new attorneys who have served judicial clerkships in federal courts. The firm has increased one-time bonuses for federal district court clerkships from $25,000 to $40,000 and federal appellate court clerkships from $40,000 to $60,000.

Attorneys who have completed state supreme court or appellate court clerkships will receive a one-time bonus of $25,000 or $10,000, respectively.

WTO represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes and complex trials, appeals, and related litigation. The firm provides driven, hard-working, and creative young lawyers an exceptional platform from which to develop trial skills. Associates gain significant on-their-feet experience early in their careers and benefit from close working relationships with and mentorship from some of the most experienced trial lawyers in the nation. 

In addition to clerkship bonuses, WTO offers associates a generous compensation package. Associate salaries are set commensurate with experience, starting at $135,000 per year, among the highest for Denver-based firms. All associates are eligible for a merit bonus and salary increase at the end of each calendar year. A list of additional benefits and an application form can be found on the firm’s website.

Since 2010, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have won 46 complex trials, 51 arbitrations, and 33 significant appeals nationwide. WTO represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related matters, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation. The firm was established in 1998 and today numbers 98 lawyers.