I have been working at McGivney Kluger & Cook, P.C. since 2001. Throughout my time at the firm, I have grown to know, appreciate and respect all of my fellow coworkers not only for the great people they are but for their unique talents and their dedication to our craft. We are a well managed team working together with one goal, all striving for perfection and success while gaining true satisfaction in accomplishments. I have learned my strengths and have been encouraged to use those strengths for the betterment of the team. I have found that we are appreciated and recognized for our individual strengths, dedication and hard work. I am honored and proud to be part of such a professional and successful environment.
I started working at McGivney, Kluger & Cook in 2003 in the Syracuse, NY office as a paralegal working on asbestos litigation matters. I’ve been privileged to work with an amazing number of people. What makes a good McGivney employee? A person who is a go getter, someone who is willing to do whatever needs to be done and can think outside the box to do it. Someone who, never says, “that’s not my job” when asked to take on a new task or pitch in when help is needed.
As a trial lawyer, I am constantly engaged in fierce litigation involving complex legal issues and strategy. Any litigator knows sometimes it feels like it’s you against the world. At our firm, I always know I can count my colleagues to brainstorm issues, get good advice and tackle the most difficult situations promptly and efficiently.
I joined the firm in the fall of 2015, and since that time have been impressed time and again by the firm’s flexibility and transparency with its employees. The firm approaches employee issues and concerns the same way that it approaches issues in a case – with deliberateness and care. Partners make every effort to let employees know what is expected of them as part of the team, but are also passionate about helping employees to actually meet those goals and expectations. As a result of this, McGivney, Kluger & Cook has been a spectacular place for me to grow as a professional, and challenges me daily to achieve at a higher level.
I have worked at McGivney, Kluger & Cook for a little over two years and the work environment is beyond professional and relaxing. I do look forward to going to McGivney, Kluger & Cook every day because of the people who work here. The attorneys and staff perform together as a team to get the best results for our clients. We have many offices around the United States, but I have easy access to anyone in the firm with a question or help with a legal issue for a client. The atmosphere of the firm feels like a family because we value and care for each other. The management wants all of the employees to succeed and grow at the firm. McGivney, Kluger & Cook also stresses the importance of family first and this shows the value the firm has for its employees.
I personally have received professional support from the management in the firm on pursuing my career goals. I have been fortunate to gain invaluable experience from working with our senior trial attorneys in all aspects of civil litigation. I am constantly working on projects that keep me challenged and where I learn something new on a daily basis. I know when I come to work every day I am an important part in helping the firm achieve its goals. I am proud to go to a place where I feel valued and appreciated.
Working at McGivney, Kluger & Cook P.C. is a highly rewarding and enjoyable experience. From partners to legal assistants, everyone is extremely amiable, enthusiastic, and helpful. Since my first day here, I have been made to feel welcomed and encouraged to be my best. We constantly receive excellent professional training and development opportunities, which allow us to continually develop by enhancing our litigation skills and strengthening our defense strategies. I am proud to be a part of this exceptional law firm.
At McGivney, Kluger & Cook the opportunity to grow professionally is unlimited. The environment nurtures intellectual development in a welcoming diverse environment that lets our attorneys shine. At McGivney, Kluger & Cook, I have seen nothing but an unselfish team effort from every attorney to provide the best service to all our clients regardless of attorney status or department. Our greatest strength and resource is our talent pool that is nurtured in a collaborative work environment that fosters excellence and successful resolutions for our clients.
I chose to join McGivney, Kluger & Cook in 2016 and it was the best decision I have made in my career. At every turn, the firm supports my efforts to develop my practice and grow within my field. While the firm excels in providing clients with unparalleled and relentless representation, one cannot be blind to the painful efforts the firm takes to foster a respectful, inclusive, diverse, and productive work environment for its employees. Young lawyers are provided with opportunities to be intimately involved in the litigation of cases and more seasoned attorneys are encouraged to expand their practice and think outside the box. The firm’s management is personally invested in the success of the firm’s employees – from the front desk to the courtroom. McGivney, Kluger & Cook understands that the strength of the firm is built by the strength of the individual. It is that basic principal that truly makes McGivney, Kluger & Cook a special place to work. I have been made a better lawyer by joining this team.
McGivney, Kluger & Cook is a law firm that pays more than just lip service to the idea of firm culture. At every level of the firm, we live it. It’s not just in our commitment to excellence in our work, but it’s also in our commitment to our communities and to each other. As a team, we work to make real change in law and in lives. It’s that kind of commitment that sets us apart from other firms and allows us to fearlessly protect and advance the interests of our clients. At McGivney, Kluger & Cook, our colleagues and clients know that we’ve got your back.
The main reason I chose to work and continue to work at McGivney, Kluger & Cook is hands down the people. I’ve worked for other firms and in other fields, and I’ve never worked with a more talented, conscientious, friendly and helpful group of people. When McGivney, Kluger & Cook says they have an open door policy they truly mean it. From the first day I started, I’ve been able to go to anyone and everyone with questions I had about the firm and practicing asbestos defense. Everyone was always willing to help and took time out of their busy day to sit down with me and help me with whatever questions or concerns I had. They helped me grow as an attorney and I now have the privilege of being able to help and answer questions for the newer attorneys at our firm.