Summer Associate Program
Our summer associate program is the firm’s principal source for hiring new associates. During the summer program, our primary goal is to provide our summer associates with a realistic sense of life as an associate at BoyarMiller.
Summer associates receive the same type of work assignments as our junior associates, on actual client matters, and work with as many lawyers as possible over the course of the program, which runs during the first half of the summer.
We try to provide our summer associates with some fun outside of the office as well. Astros games, golf, dinners and happy hours are part of the summer agenda. For more information on the program, check out the Summer Associate Program FAQs or please call Blake Royal at 832.615.4251.
Hear from Alex Hamilton, part of the 2014 Summer Associate Program
Hear from Molly Hust, part of the 2014 Summer Associate Program
Caleb Dunson — Summer Associate 2016
“I joined BoyarMiller for the firm’s culture of excellence. As a Summer Associate I wanted to be somewhere where I could learn from the best, and see what it was like to commit to excellence on a daily basis. It was clear after spending some time with attorneys at BoyarMiller that the core values are not just words on a website, but something discussed on a daily basis as a driver for delivering the best possible quality of work, and fostering growth in all of its people. Even after a few short days, I know the interactions with the attorneys, staff, and clients of BoyarMiller will teach me invaluable lessons that will apply as I finish school and in my future career.”
Lani Durio — Summer Associate 2016
“My decision to work as a summer associate at BoyarMiller really came down to three factors—the caliber of the people, the culture, and the work. The people are nothing short of amazing. Not only are they exceptionally talented advocates and attorneys from whom I knew I could learn so much, they also are quality individuals who seem to genuinely enjoy their work and each other. Closely related is the culture. I was attracted to the values that BoyarMiller emphasizes—the atmosphere of respectful camaraderie, the focus on making meaningful differences in clients’ lives, and the sense that colleagues not only have great respect for one another but truly enjoy working together. And then there’s the work. With BoyarMiller’s reputation as a very well-respected Houston firm with expertise in areas which I am most interested—commercial and real estate litigation and labor and employment disputes—I knew that this would be an ideal learning experience for me.”
Kasi Chadwick — Associate, Litigation Group
Summer Associate 2012
“The people, and their commitment to the firm’s core values, are really what sets BoyarMiller apart. During the summer associate program, I had the opportunity to substantively contribute to a variety of client matters. Working with everyone from the firm’s chairman to junior associates, every attorney was committed to teaching their craft. Even after just a few short weeks at the firm, BoyarMiller’s commitment to the core values showed. Outside the office, I had the opportunity to get to know shareholders and associates alike in a variety of settings including a cooking class, a firm-wide bowling tournament, happy hours, an Astros game, various team building activities, a spa day, and even a post-draft, NBA luncheon hosted by the Houston Rockets. The associate program really gave me a good look inside BoyarMiller, and enabled me to make the easy choice to become a part of the BoyarMiller team.”
Mitchell Moore — Associate, Business Group
Summer Associate 2012
“Summer with BoyarMiller was intellectually stimulating and extremely rewarding. As an associate in the Business Group, I was immersed in a variety of client matters that required me to multitask between pressing deadlines. More importantly, my work product actually mattered, as it contributed to the team effort of helping BoyarMiller clients achieve their legal needs. Everyone — from staff members to the most senior shareholder — was immensely generous and always available to provide me with guidance, both at the office and after hours during social events. The BoyarMiller culture truly is extraordinary, and discovering that firsthand made me realize that clerking here was one of the best decisions of my life! When you’re disinclined to leave the office on the last day of the job, it’s safe to say that you have finally found the place where you want to establish your legal career. For me, it was always BoyarMiller.”
Blake Royal — Shareholder, Business Group
Summer Associate 2006
“My clerkship with BoyarMiller was invaluable. Not only was I given meaningful responsibilities, but I was also included in all facets of the daily workings of the firm, allowing me to genuinely experience what it means to be a part of the legal profession. After six weeks, I was certain that BoyarMiller was the ideal firm in which to establish my legal career.”
Andrew Pearce — Shareholder, Litigation Group
Summer Associate 2006
“BoyarMiller’s Summer Associate Program provided me the opportunity to accurately experience the working environment of a law firm and, more importantly, experience the core values and culture of BoyarMiller. I was able to interact with each attorney at the firm and work on substantive assignments for the firm’s clients. In addition, my family and I were able to get to know everyone at BoyarMiller, and vice versa, through various social functions. The program enabled me to decide, with confidence, that BoyarMiller was the right place for me.”
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