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Carlton Fields, P.A.

4221 West Boy Scout Boulevard
Suite 1000
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 223-7000



With a stronghold in Florida and offices in the Northeast, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC, Carlton Fields has grown from a long-time sole office in Tampa to 11 offices and about 330 attorneys. Collaboration, both internally among attorneys and externally with clients, is key to the firm’s success. Diversity has long been championed by Carlton Fields—Doyle Carlton, when he was governor of Florida, advocated for women’s voting rights in the 1920s and was named to the country’s first Civil Rights Commission.

Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

250 - 500


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Best Law Firms in Florida


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)



Base Salary

Los Angeles; New York; Washington, DC

Vault Verdict

Carlton Fields generally looks for candidates with some work experience on their resumes, though they also consider candidates straight out of law school. The firm has a collaborative atmosphere, and attorneys are not in competition with each other. Firm-sponsored events are well attended, but impromptu after-hours socializing is less common. Partners are genuinely interested in mentoring associates—with whom they often work on-on-one—and the firm offers a fair amount of transparency, particularly regarding financials. Hours can ebb and flow, but associates are generally satisfied with their compensation for those hours. Associates rave about their work and the level of responsibility they are given. While attorneys don’t report a wide variety of wellness initiatives, they are pro...

About the Firm

Carlton Fields, PA is home to more than 300 lawyers practicing across 11 offices. The firm has a strong national trial practice, as well as experience in myriad areas, including antitrust, business transactions, class actions, construction, employment, healthcare, insurance, litigation, M&A, real estate—to name some.

Spreading Through the Sunshine State and Beyond

Giddings Mabry founded Carlton Fields over a century ago with the help of his father Milton Mabry—a former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice—and Doyle Carlton—who would go on to become Florida’s 25th governor. The firm has maintained its strong reputation in Florida and is among the Top 20 firms in Vault’s Best Law Firms in Miami. Over the years, the firm has branched out beyond the sunshine state, adding offices in...

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2025 Vault Rankings

Diversity at Carlton Fields, P.A.

"At Carlton Fields, diversity is an important part of who we are. Long before our clients expected it, and before diversity gained currency in the legal marketplace, we actively recruited, hired, and promoted men and women with different ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds, orientations, and perspectives. We are a stronger firm due to our inclusiveness. We make better decisions and provide better client service because of our diversity. Our climate of diversity promotes more thoughtful communication, more purposeful collaboration,..."

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