When eleven lawyers assembled in 1984, they had a singular mission: to create a law firm that serves clients at the highest level of excellence while providing its people a fulfilling and quality environment, establishing a respected institution that positively impacts the community. Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) was built from this purpose and has evolved into a nationally recognized, full-service law firm (substitute with offering innovative solutions to clients that face complex business and legal challenges.

Today, we work with our clients to understand them at a granular level, advocating on their behalf and fostering meaningful partnerships. We integrate seamlessly across our practice areas to provide the right solution to their problems efficiently and effectively, supporting their overall initiatives. With attorneys coast-to-coast, we generate consistent legal experiences and positive outcomes that advance stated business goals, regardless of location. With our expansive geographic base, we successfully manage the needs of our clients while delivering unique value.

Our 300+ attorneys have created an entrepreneurial culture at Maynard that results in a sophisticated legal practice handling anything from billion-dollar corporate deals and high stakes litigation to day to day legal issues with the same level of skill and passion. We come together as many, but we move forward as one. The Maynard way promotes teamwork, collaboration, diversity, inclusivity, and an environment that encourages interactive group input, ideas, listening, and constant progress. We are committed to recruiting, promoting, developing, and retaining a diverse and distinctive team. Read more about Maynard's initiatives on these fronts here.

Maynard operates under a set of founding principles and beliefs that guide our culture and client service. Establishing collaborative relationships with our clients and providing proactive solutions in a collegial and dynamic environment are at the center of who we are. Clients’ confidence in us, our work, our purpose, and our commitment to them has fueled the Firm's entrepreneurial spirit and our desire to enhance the value we provide those clients on a national scale. It has enabled us to expand into strategic markets where we can meet companies in the marketplace. We are proud of the clients we advise, and we are respectful of the trust they place in Maynard, time and time again.

Clients & Expectations

We understand that service to our clients is the primary reason for the existence and success of our Firm. We believe in hard work, teamwork, delivering on our promise, and doing so with prudence and passion. Maynard approaches each matter holistically, combining industry experience and legal insights to develop comprehensive solutions.

We combine a thorough understanding of each client's enterprise -- at a detailed and personal level -- and the climate in which it operates with our keen knowledge of the legal environment to ensure exceptional client satisfaction and generate legal outcomes that advance our clients' goals. We recognize that our clients expect us to not only know the law but also their business and the varied industries in which they operate. We tailor the Firm's resources and meet each client's needs with options that produce successful and economical results.

At Maynard, every engagement starts with effective project management through planning and administration designed to achieve value-driven efficiency, cost predictability, and transparency. Through these efforts, we achieve agreed upon objectives and manage execution, risk, productivity, and expenditures. We employ cost and rate structures, coupled with attorney expertise and efficient methods to allow the Firm to deliver high-end services and results with more value than our competitors.

Our one-firm, client-centric approach leverages the vast experience of our attorneys and national capabilities to provide complete counsel for a broad and diverse client base. We serve established national and global companies, emerging businesses, publicly traded enterprises, investment firms, governmental (not sure about the “al”?) entities, and non-profits that span many industry sectors and include numerous companies listed in the Fortune 100, Fortune 200, and Fortune 500.

Awards & Accolades

Our comprehensive areas of practice, the depth of our expertise, and the extent of our legal network reach enable Maynard to offer clients timely business advice and professional legal counsel in any industry. This, along with our dedication to making the client our top priority, has resulted in the Firm receiving numerous accolades and leadership positions, some of which are provided below:

    Consistently ranked as a "Leading Law Firm” in the areas of:

    • Banking & Finance
    • Banking & Finance: Regulatory
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Corporate/M&A
    • Environment
    • Healthcare
    • Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
    • Labor & Employment
    • Litigation: Appellate
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Private Wealth Law
    • Public Finance
    • Real Estate

    47 attorneys distinguished as "Leaders in the Field" (2021)


    Nationally recognized by corporate counsel as the "best of the best" in BTI Litigation Outlook 2022 in the areas of:

    • Cybersecurity and Privacy - top 16 firms
    • Intellectual Property - top 22 firms
    • Securities and Financial Litigation - top 23 firms
    • Business Litigation - top 48 firms

    • Client Service All-Stars
    • Client Service A-Team

    Consistently named a Top Tier Law Firm in the "Best Law Firms" listing, including esteemed National Tier I rankings for:

    • Patent Litigation
    • Intellectual Property Litigation

    As well as other National top tier rankings in the areas of:

    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Project Finance
    • Public Finance
    • ERISA Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
    • Insurance Law

    • Highly Recommended Litigation Firm
    • Highly Recommended Labor & Employment Firm
    • 26 attorneys recognized as leaders in their fields (2022)

    • 179 attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America© (2022)
    • 17 recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise (2022)
    • 48 younger lawyers recognized as “Ones to Watch” (2022)