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Ruder Ware, Wisconsin’s largest law firm headquartered north of Madison, has its roots in the northern half of the state. Founded in Wausau in 1920, the firm has expanded to include an office in Eau Claire. We provide counsel to many of the same clients from our firm's humble beginnings. Dedicated to customer service, we invest our energy in building long lasting relationships. Ruder Ware's attorneys continue to contribute to the growth and success of a wide variety of recognized regional, national, and international companies.

Our attorneys enjoy the challenge and opportunity to build a sophisticated practice, while our professional staff thrives in a fast-paced work environment. Our offices are ideally situated minutes away from Wisconsin's most popular lakes, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing trails, and within lively arts communities. For additional detail, please follow links to our Community Information pages for Wausau, WI, and Eau Claire, WI.

The firms’ focus on exemplary client service means we continually seek self-motivated, focused, entrepreneurial individuals wanting to be part of a collaborative team environment.  Because our attorneys are entrusted with significant responsibility and regular client contact, our ideal candidate possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, a decisive ability to problem solve, and strong social skills.  We appreciate your interest in Ruder Ware.

Please send a resume with cover letter in confidence to:

Jamie Schaefer
COO
Ruder Ware

Attorney Compensation and Benefits
Our compensation structure is competitive with other regional law firms and is designed to reward outstanding performance.  In addition to salary, our benefits package includes:

  • Availability of a discretionary performance bonus.
  • A 401(k) profit sharing plan with significant employer contribution.
  • Generous health, life, and disability coverage.
  • A Section 125 flex benefit plan.
  • Health club reimbursement for shareholders.
  • Attorneys are eligible for two weeks of vacation.
  • The firm’s Parental Leave Policy grants parents six weeks of paid leave.
  • The firm’s Associate Loan Program offers a loan to associates with less than 3 years of experience that shall be used to purchase a home or be applied to student loan payments.
  • Quarterly reimbursement for mobile/wireless device data usage.
  • Biennial technology reimbursement for phone or tablet device.
  • The Firm may, at its discretion, provide legal services to you for basic family matters,such as simple tax advice, the purchase or sale of a house, or a simple will.
  • A relocation allowance may be considered.
  • The firm will reimburse for all expenses associated with the state bar exam review course, bar exam fee, CD course and laptop fee, as well as the hotel room for a two-night stay, and all meal and travel expenses for the bar exam. 
  • ABA, state, and local bar membership fees.
  • Registration fees and expenses for CLE programs paid by the firm when approved by the practice group chair.
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