Hemenway & Barnes is committed to the practice of law at the highest standards of quality and professionalism in a respectful, collegial climate. We are also a place that fosters personal and professional growth and meaningful community involvement.

We are proud to provide legal and fiduciary services to a diverse group of individuals, families, business clients and tax-exempt organizations. Our clients consistently bring us the most intellectually challenging assignments.

Hiring needs

There are many reasons why we’ve thrived over the past 150 years. Great people doing great work is a given. So is outstanding client service at a fair price.

Having consistently interesting work to do tends, however, to set us apart. So does our clients’ unlimited access to our partner-level people. Both of these qualities keep our lawyers and advisors happy and with us for most of their careers.

While our firm may have fewer openings for associates, our younger, associate-level professionals work with our senior people from the very beginning. Associates at Hemenway & Barnes get more responsibility earlier in their careers, better quality contact with clients, and the opportunity to increase the judgment all good lawyers and advisors strive to achieve.


We work hard. But that’s not all we expect our people to do. We encourage balance among family, community and our profession.

As a result, many of our professionals and support staff serve in their respective hometown governments, sit on the boards of nonprofit organizations and are otherwise actively involved in their communities.

Open Positions


Send your resume and cover letter to a member of our hiring team.

Associates may contact Nancy Dempze, Hiring Partner,

Support professionals may contact our Human Resource Manager at


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