The big firm structure makes your career a fight to survive. Winning means billing the most hours or successfully navigating harrowing firm politics. Meanwhile, you’re stuck trying to build a book of business with a rate nearing (or over) $1,000 per hour. You’re stuck in an office environment that doesn’t meet your needs, living in a city that you don’t want to live in. You’re stuck with no flexibility to work remotely. It doesn’t have to be this way, and at Hilgers Graben...it isn’t.
Work with the biggest
names across the country.
You don't have to give up on doing interesting, complex work. In the last decade, we've built our business on successfully litigating cases for some of the largest companies in the country, while also revolutionizing the e-discovery process. process.
And that success means that there's room for growth—room for you to join and build something new.
A different type of
law firm culture.
Success doesn't have to cost you your sanity. From the beginning, we set out to build a culture that works for everyone. No jerks, no politics. We keep our org chart flat, allow our teams to work from their hometown, and enable them to share in the success of the whole firm.
We believe that your work should support your life, not the other way around.
Here in Lincoln, I am doing the same sophisticated, nationwide litigation work that drew me to big law in the first place, but now I get to do it in a close-knit, family-friendly atmosphere, with a lower billable requirement, flexible remote work options, and a significantly lower cost of living. For me and my family, it has been all upside!Tom Swanson, Senior Counsel, Lincoln, NE
In the race to develop the best strategies, efficient workflows, fastest software, and biggest bottom line, culture often suffers but HG has cracked the code on how to create a culture where employees feel confident to prioritize family and take advantage of all the benefits HG has to offer without penalty.Erika De Leon, Senior Project Manager, Dallas, TX
In an industry where legal professionals are often bullied and treated like a resource to be exploited and burnt out, HG is unequivocally an outlier, providing a work environment where every employee is treated with respect.John Vivian, Senior Counsel, Washington, DC
One thing I’ve grown to really love about the firm is the pioneering spirit and culture of creativity fostered internally. The firm values entrepreneurship and an owner mindset, and this philosophy cultivated by firm leadership makes it more than a place to clock in and out of, but a place to innovate and create (not words normally associated with a law firm!).Michael Kuzma, Senior Counsel, Lincoln, NE