What Does it Take to Call Farella Braun + Martel Home?

A review of the accomplishments of our current roster of attorneys provides a revealing snapshot of the qualities that we look for in our summer associate candidates. Our attorneys have strong academic credentials. Many have participated on their schools’ law reviews or moot courts, and an equal number have clerked for federal, state and international courts.  The academic resumes of our attorneys do not tell the whole story, however; we also look for attorneys with diverse backgrounds and varied interests. We have a championship race car driver, former members of the Peace Corps, and a few musicians among our attorneys. Our attorneys are leaders in their community serving as board members on the the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the Tibet Justice Center, the Californian Symphony, The Volunteer Center, Bar Association of San Francisco, the Legal Community against Violence and other non-profit organizations. They also volunteer through programs such as the San Francisco High School Mock Trial Competition, Rebuilding Together and the Special Olympics. For many of our attorneys, law is a second career following work in accounting, finance, engineering, marketing, journalism and other industries.

While we seek candidates with exceptional academic resumes, we also look for students whose interest and avocations add to the firm’s intellectual and social diversity.

“I was consistently impressed with the character and intelligence of the attorneys I encountered. This is a very, very special law firm and one that deserves its strong reputation.”

“Truly amazing people call this place home.”