Join our culture.

Phillips Lytle offers you responsibility, team work, innovation and professional excellence and growth in a collaborative environment of balance and strong energy. We provide training on all aspects of successful lawyering, and assign you a mentor to facilitate your success. We value lawyers who think like entrepreneurs and want to work on sophisticated, cutting-edge matters facing commerce today.


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, telecommunications, luxury goods, storage and other mainstays of commerce.

We are recognized.

Phillips Lytle is a premier law firm, consistently recognized for legal excellence. The firm is ranked by Chambers USA in seven different Phillips Lytle practices: Corporate/M&A, Environment – both Upstate and New York State, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate, Energy, and Labor & Employment. Each year, we are also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©, Super Lawyers® and City & State Magazine. In addition, we are highlighted in various diversity publications for our DE&I efforts.

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.