Building a powerful team.

Our performance for our clients and our success as a law firm is directly related to those who enter our doors. Which is why we look to recruit professionals who understand our philosophy of client service and are in a position to exemplify it every day. Along the way, you’ll learn from veteran attorneys who’ve contributed to what Phillips Lytle has become – a premier law firm with a rich 180+ year history of helping clients thrive.


A little more about us

Phillips Lytle was founded in 1834 as a one-man office. Today, we have more than 190 attorneys and a total staff of nearly 450. We represent local, national and international clients in numerous industries, including health care, education, energy, human resources, insurance, automotive, manufacturing, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, financial services, telecom, luxury goods, storage and other mainstays of commerce.

We are recognized

Phillips Lytle is a premier law firm, consistently recognized nationally for legal excellence. In 2017, Chambers USA recognized our Corporate/M&A, Litigation, Environment, and Real Estate Practice Teams. Each year, we are recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©. As a testament to our commitment to client service excellence, we continue to be ranked by the renowned BTI Consulting Group.

We work with the top businesses around the globe

Phillips Lytle attorneys engage in sophisticated and complex work for some of the top businesses in the country – companies on the FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE Global 500 lists.

We encourage a healthy work-life balance

To ensure our attorneys have fulfilling careers outside the firm, we encourage professional and civic goals, and provide the resources to achieve them.

We invest in our people

We feature robust training and mentoring programs for associates, providing opportunities to learn from our highly skilled attorneys and our clients’ in-house legal departments.

We support our communities

We encourage all of our attorneys to find ways to give back to the communities in which they work and live – from board positions, to participating on our Volunteer Crew, to supporting organizations that make a difference. In addition, over the last three years, Phillips Lytle has provided more than $3.1 million in pro bono legal services to low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families, as well as to not-for-profit groups.

We are inclusive

Phillips Lytle is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed, personally and professionally.

We are diverse

We recognize that differences among people are a key part of providing the highest level of client service, and that we are strengthened by the different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences of every colleague in our organization.

We are accredited

Phillips Lytle is fully accredited by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as a provider of continuing legal education. Our attorneys never have to travel far to receive the latest legal updates.