Culture

boatThere is a unique opportunity at our firm for professional and personal fulfillment. We offer the high-level, substantive work of national firms, but with a collegiality of a smaller firm. This enables our lawyers to have greater impact, but with a culture that places value on performance and integrity.

We’ve chosen to remain independent because we value camaraderie, quality of life, personalized mentoring and the ability to make decisions quickly, and more importantly—on our own. With strong client relationships, a network of affiliated law firms worldwide and a diverse and growing city, Smith Hulsey & Busey offers exceptional opportunities for ambitious, talented attorneys.

If you desire to join a firm that offers the sophistication and blue chip clientele of a larger firm, but has the collegiality of a smaller firm, Smith Hulsey & Busey may be right for you.

Where We Live

Jacksonville, one of America’s greatest coastal cities, has experienced significant, but managed growth over the last decade. The metropolitan area is home to more than 1.1 million people, so there is an abundance of sophisticated retail, restaurant and service offerings, but with a strong sense of community that other large Florida cities have struggled to preserve.

When it comes to lifestyle, nothing is more defining of Jacksonville than the water. The city is literally built around the expansive St. Johns River. As a firm, we make the most of the river with the Windsong, a boat we use for social outings and client entertainment, including Jacksonville Jaguars football games.

The city’s eastern border is the Atlantic Ocean. Many of our lawyers live in beach neighborhoods, a 30-minute commute from our downtown office, or in Jacksonville’s historic in-town neighborhoods. To learn more about life in Northeast Florida, we recommend visiting the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce website.

Compensation

Our intent is to maintain compensation at or above market norms. Ours is an entrepreneurial culture, so each individual has the potential to earn what their contribution merits.

Benefits

Smith Hulsey & Busey offers a very competitive package of insurance benefits, including:

  • Major medical
  • Dental
  • Disability
  • Flexible spending plan
  • Group life and professional liability

Additional benefits include:

  • Parking
  • Annual paid vacation
  • Payment of bar association dues and continuing legal education expenses
  • The opportunity to participate in our firm’s 401(k) plan after one year of employment

Training and Development

Smith Hulsey & Busey is committed to keeping our people on the cutting edge of legal and business knowledge. As such, we offer continuing education via seminars, attendance at Bar conferences and through mentoring from senior members of the firm.

Community

Community support is an integral part of our culture. We are committed to many community causes in a variety of social sectors, such as health care, human services, faith-based and education.

Diversity

Smith Hulsey & Busey is an equal opportunity employer.