Pro Bono at New Jersey Top 20 Firms in 2011

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Firm, Location1
Total Lawyers
Pro Bono Hours
Hours Per Lawyer
Lawyers With 20+ Hours
Pct. With 20+ Hours
Pro Bono Score2
Pro Bono Grade3
1
Lowenstein Sandler
Roseland
245
19,086
77.90
120
49.0%
63.44
A+
2
Gibbons
Newark
200
11,040
55.20
80
40.0%
47.60
A
3
McCarter & English
Newark
378
19,505
51.60
148
39.2%
45.38
A
4
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman
Morristown
86
3,261
37.92
45
52.3%
45.12
A
5
Fox Rothschild
Princeton
140
6,200
44.29
33
23.6%
33.93
B
6
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Florham Park
107
2,847
26.61
34
31.8%
29.19
B-
7
Connell Foley
Roseland
107
3,805
35.56
24
22.4%
29.00
B-
8
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis
Woodbridge
98
3,575
36.48
18
18.4%
27.42
B-
9
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
Morristown
286
8,408
29.40
71
24.8%
27.11
B-
10
Day Pitney
Parsippany
113
2,441
21.60
32
28.3%
24.96
B-
11
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti
Morristown
153
3,439
22.48
41
26.8%
24.64
C+
12
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer
Woodbridge
131
2,331
17.79
37
28.2%
23.02
C+
13
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard
Hackensack
113
2,109
18.66
30
26.5%
22.61
C+
14
Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus
Bridgewater
143
2,725
19.06
29
20.3%
19.67
C
15
Stark & Stark
Princeton
110
1,420
12.91
24
21.8%
17.36
C
16
Wolff & Samson
West Orange
126
1,776
14.10
24
19.0%
16.57
C
17
Budd Larner
Short Hills
73
1,010
13.84
12
16.4%
15.14
C
18
Archer & Greiner
Haddonfield
203
3,358
16.54
21
10.3%
13.44
C-
19
Sills Cummis & Gross
Newark
150
2,085
13.90
15
10.0%
11.95
C-
20
Greenberg Traurig
Florham Park
65
0
1.54
0
15.4%
8.46
F
 
TOTALS AND AVERAGES
3,027
100,521
33.21
848
28.0%
24.80
 
1Listed firms are the 20 top-grossing New Jersey firms in 2011 as calculated in the Law Journal’s survey published April 16, 2012.
2Weighted average of pro bono hours per attorney and percentage of attorneys with 20-plus hours of pro bono work in the fiscal year.
3Based on standard deviation from median score. “F” indicates firm failed to supply requested pro bono statistics.

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