The Metro Atlanta was the 4th fastest growing metro area between 2010 and 2021 and for several reasons. For one, it is home to Hartsfield International, the world’s busiest airport (view source) which means that you can get a flight to just about anywhere. Although there is occasionally snow in Atlanta, the winters are mild in comparison to large cities like Philadelphia, New York, or Chicago.

Housing is very affordable in Metro Atlanta cities such as Duluth, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, and Peachtree Corners. Atlanta is also one of the top 3 metro areas for business climate. Home Depot, Coca-Cola, UPS, and Delta are Fortune 500 companies based in Atlanta. Regarding law firms, 5 Atlanta-based firms made the Am Law 100 list.

Brittany Sykes talks about her experience as an attorney, why she chose RMN, the type of lateral move she wanted to make, and how it’s been since relocating back to Atlanta.

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Are You an Attorney Considering a Move to Atlanta?

If so, our legal recruiters can help. We work with several AmLaw 100 and 200 firms that have offices in Atlanta. These firms may assist with relocation costs. If relocating is something that you are considering, please contact us and one of our recruiters will be in contact with you.

Cost of Living in Atlanta vs Other Cities

The cost of living in Atlanta is far less expensive than in much larger cities, such as Los Angeles or any of the boroughs of New York. 

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The cost of living (taxes not considered)* in Atlanta, GA is:

  • 60% lower than the cost of living in San Francisco, CA
  • 50% lower than the cost of living in San Jose, CA
  • 39% lower than the cost of living in Honolulu, HI
  • 38% lower than the cost of living in Oakland, CA
  • 33% lower than the cost of living in San Diego, CA
  • 34% lower than the cost of living in Boston, MA
  • 43% lower than the cost of living in New York, NY
  • 38% lower than the cost of living in Los Angeles, CA
  • 29% lower than the cost of living in Washington DC
  • 13% lower than the cost of living in Miami, FL
  • 1% higher than the cost of living in Chicago, IL
  • 5% higher than the cost of living in Raleigh, NC
  • 6% higher than the cost of living in Nashville, TN
  • 9% higher than the cost of living in Charlotte, NC
  • 28% higher than the cost of living in Chattanooga, TN
  • 45% higher than the cost of living in Birmingham, AL

* rounded up percentages are from

Welcome to Atlanta

America’s Best Place for Business & Careers

If you’re looking for a unique and booming city to kick start your legal experience or want to transition into the next phase of your career, Atlanta welcomes you.

Exciting New Opportunities

Named as Forbes #1 City for Career Advancement, the legal jobs in Atlanta, GA are some of the most attractive opportunities in the industry. With 16 headquarters of major companies strategically placed in the city, the diversity of job opportunities available to you is virtually limitless.

Affordable Cost of Living

Whether you’re looking to own or rent, Atlanta’s housing market has some of the most beautiful and affordable homes and apartments to choose from. The reduced cost of living in the region allows your dollar to go further making it easier to live comfortably for a fraction of the cost of other popular cities.

Center of Entertainment

In Atlanta, you’re a stone’s throw from the nation’s highly sought after entertainment venues. Rated by WalletHub as the “#9 Most Fun City”, you can take in the sights of the city anytime, day or night. Atlanta’s entertainment options and nightlife are only rivaled by New York City. With a host of concerts, dance clubs, cultural museums, professional sports, picturesque, and restaurants, you’ll always have something fun and exciting to experience.

Are you considering a move to Atlanta?

At The RMN Agency, we’re happy to partner with you now to secure the best legal job in Atlanta, before you officially move. This way you’ll be well-positioned to transition into your new position and be ready to experience all that Atlanta has to offer.

AmLaw Firms in Atlanta

Atlanta is also home to several AmLaw Firms.
No. Firm
1Adams and Reese LLP
2Allen & Newman PLLC
3Alston & Bird LLP
4Andersen Tate & Carr, PC
5Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
6Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
8Balch & Bingham LLP
9Berman Fink & Van Horn
10Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, PC
11Bodker Ramsey Andrews Winograd & Wildstein PC
12Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP
13Bouhan Falligant, LLP
14Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin LLC
15Boyd & Jenerette PA
16Brock & Scott PLLC
17Bryan Cave LLP
18Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
19Buckley King
20Butler Snow LLP
21Caldwell Propst & DeLoach LLP
22Cantor Colburn LLP
23Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP
24Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
25Chamberlain Hrdlicka
26CKR Law
27Clyde & Co
28Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small PC
29Coleman Talley LLP
30Conroy Simberg
31Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
32Cordell & Cordell PC
33Cozen O Connor
34Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP
35Culhane Meadows PLLC
36Cushing Morris Armbruster & Montgomery
37Davis Pickren Seydel & Sneed LLP
38Davis, Matthew & Quigley, PC
39Deming Parker Hoffman Campbell & Daly LLC
40Dennis Corry Porter & Smith LLP
42Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
43DLA Piper
44Downey & Cleveland LLP
45Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP
46Duane Morris LLP
47Egan Nelson LLP
48Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson LLP
49Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams, LLP
50Eversheds Sutherland LLP
51Fields Howell LLP
52Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
54Fish & Richardson
55Fisher & Phillips LLP
56Ford & Harrison LLP
58Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP
59Friend Hudak & Harris LLP
60Fulcher Hagler LLP
61Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith
62Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva PC
63Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, P.C.
64Gilroy Bailey Trumble LLC
65Goldberg Kohn
66Goodman McGuffey LLP
67Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
68Greenberg Traurig LLP
69Gregory Doyle Calhoun & Rogers LLC
70Hall Booth Smith PC
71Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP
72Hartman Simons Wood LLP
73Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP
74Hendrick Phillips Salzman & Flatt PC
75Heninger Garrison & Davis, LC
76Holland & Knight LLP
77Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman LLP
78Huff Powell & Bailey, LC
80Hunton & Williams LLP
No. Firm
81Jackson Lewis PC
82James Bates Brannan Groover LLP
83Jones Cork, LLP
84Jones Day
85Jones Walker
86Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
87Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP
88Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
89King & Spalding LLP
90Krevolin & Horst LLC
91Krevolin & Horst LLC
92Kumar Prbhu Patel Banerjee, LC
93Kutak Rock LLP
94LeClair Ryan
95Lee & Hayes PLLC
96Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
97Litchfield Cavo LLP
98Littler Mendelson PC
99Locke Lord LLP
100Lueder Larkin Hunter
101Macey Wilensky & Hennings LLC
102Martenson Hasbrouck & Simon
103Martin Snow, LLP
104Mazursky Constantine
105McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC
106McConnaughhay Coonrod Pope Weaver & Stern PA
107McGuireWoods LLP
108Merchant & Gould PC
109Meriwether & Tharp, LLC
110Miller & Martin PLLC
111Moore Clarke DuVall & Rodgers PC
112Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, LLP
113Morris Manning & Martin LLP
114Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP
115Nall & Miller LLP
116Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
117Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
118Oliver Maner, LLP
119Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP
120Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, PC
121Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP
122Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
123Paul Hastings LLP
124Peters & Monyak, LLP
125Polsinelli PC
126Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer, PA
127Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
128Rogers & Hardin LLP
129Rubin Lublin LLC
130Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint
131Schulten Ward & Turner LLP
132Seyfarth Shaw LLP
133Sherman & Howard LLC
134Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
135Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
136Smith, Currie & Hancock
137Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LC
138Squire Patton Boggs
139Stites & Harbison PLLC
140Stokes Wagner ALC
141Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers LLP
142Taylor English Duma LLP
143Taylor, Feil, Harper, Lumsden and Hess, P.C.
144The Chugh Firm
145The Finley Firm, P.C.
146Thomas Horstemeyer LLP
147Thompson Hine LLP
148Thompson O Brien Kemp & Nasuti, P.C.
149Troutman Sanders LLP
150Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA
151Vernis & Bowling
152Wagner Johnston & Rosenthal PC
153Waldon Adelman Castilla Heistand & Prout
154Wargo French
155Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC
156Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco PC
157Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
158Womble Bond Dickinson
159Wong Fleming PC
160Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP