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Your Life at Barley Snyder

We put our clients first. We treat each other with respect. We hold one another accountable. Our professionals have the potential to make changes for the better of our communities. You can be part of that.

Imagine your ideal law firm.

Is it one where you can build a challenging, sophisticated law practice with other motivated attorneys? One with a supportive professional staff, pleasant work environment, competitive salaries and top-notch benefits?
That’s what Barley Snyder is all about.

Boasting more than 175 attorneys and paralegals with 11 offices across Pennsylvania and Maryland, Barley Snyder is one of the largest full-service firms in the region. We distinguish ourselves by focusing on excellent client service, a true commitment to our communities and a reputation for results.

We encourage our associates to assume direct responsibility for substantive client matters at an early stage in their legal careers, emphasizing professional development and mentoring to help establish and develop the skills associates need to manage the legal demands of our local, regional and national clients.

Barley Snyder is about raising the bar in service to our clients and in providing successful careers for our attorneys. We are always looking for talented, motivated attorneys to join our firm. Whether you’re an experienced practitioner or are just finishing law school, we welcome you to explore Barley Snyder and see all we have to offer.

Alex Puskar

Former summer associate now partner at Barley Snyder

From the very beginning, I knew Barley Snyder was a fantastic place to work. I started as a Summer Associate here. I am excited and honored to have been elected into the firm’s partnership, and I look forward to this next chapter in my legal career. The talented people I work with, the environment we work in, and the sophistication of work we do here at Barley Snyder are unrivaled in central Pennsylvania, and I cannot imagine working anywhere else.

EmmaRose Strohl

Hired as an associate in January 2018 after completing an internship in 2017

Barley Snyder was instrumental in earning my law degree. Being in an accelerated program, I didn’t have time to find a placement as a summer associate, but I was grateful to find Barley as a home for my Semester in Practice. Even though they had never had an intern for law school credit before me, they went above and beyond in their efforts to make my experience worthwhile, and my education was very much enriched by my time as a Barley extern. Being offered the opportunity to come back after graduation was the icing on the cake, and I didn’t hesitate to accept!”

Caleb Setlock

Former summer associate hired as an associate in 2021

The commitment Barley Snyder gives to summer associates is immense — and the reason I’m employed here today as an associate. The firm is dedicated to ensure that summer associates experience the whole practice — from a real estate closing to a litigation judicial hearing to a merger and acquisition. In law school, there’s little emphasis during the first two years on practical legal applications, but Barely Snyder does not hesitate to give you the experience. It really helps you figure out what you want to practice and who you want to work with. I found an affinity for labor and employment law and greatly enjoyed working with the colleagues in that space. Sure enough, that’s my current practice here and I’ve been given ample opportunity and resources to grow.

Caitlin Long

Former summer associate hired as an associate in 2023

I chose Barley Snyder because of its incredible culture and commitment to the community. While looking for a summer associate position, my goal was to find a firm that shared my values and would invest the same time and energy into me as I was willing to give to the firm. I found that and more at Barley. During my summer with Barley, I was tasked with value-adding work that reinvigorated my desire to become an attorney and help others. Every single person I worked with was always willing to answer questions, introduce me to new opportunities, and share their time and talent with me. I am thrilled to be launching my legal career at such a great firm.

Tasha Nankerville

Former summer associate hired as an associate in 2022

Being a summer associate at Barley Snyder was a phenomenal experience. I worked with over 13 different attorneys spanning immigration, real estate, trade secrets, employment, and securities. The attorneys involved me in matters of discovery and drafting memorandums of law as well as allowed me to draft a client alert with one of the firm’s partners. They involved me in routine marketing and practice group meetings to introduce me to the pragmatic aspects of how the firm operates as a thriving business. Barley Snyder provides a wonderful work culture. Every attorney and staff member I worked with treated me with respect and kindness, and I felt nurtured and supported in each assignment I received.

Associate Training Bank

Barley Snyder’s Training Bank is a unique program that enables associates to devote a considerable amount of time to training and mentoring activities within the framework of our billable hours expectations. Our training bank program gives associates maximum exposure to useful training opportunities, including attendance and participation at hearings, depositions and transactional activities. Training bank hours are considered billable hours and count toward an associate’s annual billable hour goals. The program is designed to maximize the benefits of the mentoring and training with a partner at the firm. Attorneys use training bank hours to expand their knowledge, look for new opportunities and experiences in a variety of legal areas and work with a broader array of attorneys in the firm.

Associate Opportunities and Experiences

While associates ultimately may specialize in distinct areas, being a well-rounded attorney with exposure to other practice areas makes for a sustainable and fulfilling career. This program is designed to encourage an associate, who is new to the legal profession, to receive a variety assignments from related practice areas during their first few years. Associates are encouraged from the time of their hire to attend mixer networking and marketing events. The associate will meet regularly with their supervisor to explore these new experiences and craft their ideal practice.

Associate Evaluation Program

The firm’s philosophy is to reward top performers with merit increases that recognize superior performance, rather than a fixed compensation system for associates. Measurement against partnership criteria is also part of the evaluation process for senior associates, and is regularly reviewed with all associates. We expect the highest level of excellence from our associates, as we consider our associates to be potential future partners. Through partner supervision, mentoring and our comprehensive annual associate evaluations, our goal is to ensure that associates have the tools to understand exactly what is needed to achieve partnership.

Associate Bonus Program

The firm offers a generous bonus program which is designed as a performance incentive and reward for an associate’s hard work, business development and other contributions to the firm.


The firm hosts topical education sessions on everything from the latest in legal industry technology to marketing your practice.

Work Life Benefits

Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program

The firm offers a program to provide employees and their family members with assistance for any personal or family problem. Services are available by appointment at confidential facilities within our region.


Free parking is provided by the firm at all offices.

Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays

The firm has 11 or 12 paid holidays per calendar year.

Community Service
Community Service

The firm highly encourages community involvement from our attorneys, especially in leadership roles and nonprofit organizations throughout our footprint. The firm allots a large pool of resources each year to help those nonprofit organizations our attorneys are involved with advance their charitable efforts.

Paid Time Off

Our lawyers are treated as professionals and, as such, the firm does not track your vacation time. The firm also encourages attorneys to utilize this time to ensure a balance between work and family.

Family Leave Time

Associates can receive up to 12 weeks of paid caregiver time for the birth or adoption of a child or placement of a foster child. This time does not have an impact on bonus or partnership consideration. To see an extended explanation of the family leave time policies, click here.

Cell Phone Reimbursement
Cell Phone Reimbursement

Attorneys are eligible for up to $100 off the purchase price of one mobile device. The firm will reimburse an attorney up to $110 per month for mobile device usage for their primary device.


Health and wellness is a priority at the firm and that includes weekly produce delivery at each office, an annual health fair, quarterly fitness competitions and free, voluntary biometric screenings for all employees.

Insurance & Retirement Plans

  • Medical Coverage
  • Health Savings Account
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plans
  • Dependent Care Spending Account

Join our Team of Professionals

With generous benefits, a collegial work atmosphere and offices throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland, your best career opportunity is only a click away.

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