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JD Journal’s Top ERISA Boutique Law Firms in the United States
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Summary: JD Journal lists the best ERISA boutiques in the country. 

Note: These are BCG Attorney Search’s favorite ERISA boutiques in United States.


ERISA attorneys are employment specialists who focus on all matters concerning the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA is a federal law governing pension plans as well as transactions regarding pension plans. According to Harrison Barnes of BCG Attorney Search, the practice area will be hot this year because there is high demand for ERISA attorneys but not enough of them to go around.

Luckily, there are a few ERISA-focused boutiques scattered throughout the country and JD Journal has identified the best of the best.

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Boutwell Fay LLP

Boutwell Fay is a boutique law firm in Orange County, California that focuses solely on employee benefits and ERISA. Their clients include business, consulting, and financial services firms; and those companies are of all sizes.

“While our Firm provides a high-quality level of legal services normally associated with large law firms, our smaller size allows us to be more accessible to our clients, and more responsive to their needs,” the website states. “We do not have scores of associates or staff personnel who work on our clients’ matters; instead, our clients receive the individual attention of our attorneys.”

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Law Office of Jeffrey Dahl

Jeffrey Dahl is a sole practitioner located in San Antonio, Texas. While a shareholder at Harkins, Latimer & Dahl he focused on ERISA litigation on behalf of employees; and according to his website, he now devotes 70% of his solo practice to ERISA cases and 90% to litigation.

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Hitesman & Wold P.A.

Attorneys Darcy Hitesman and Scott Wold have collectively thirty years of employee benefits legal experience. Located in Minnesota, Hitesman & Wold, P.A. focuses exclusively on employee benefits law.

“At Hitesman & Wold, we start at the beginning, square one, and work with clients throughout the entire process of developing programs that fit the needs of the employer and their employees,” the company website states. “Our proactive philosophy keeps our clients compliant in the complex and ever-changing environment of Employee Benefits law.”

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Law Office of Martha L. Hutzelman

Martha L. Hutzelman is a solo practitioner located in Columbus, Ohio. She represents clients across the countries, including employers and third party administrators. Her practice focuses on employees benefits, ERISA, and this includes transactional matters that affect retirement plans or executive compensation.

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Nicholas L. Saakvitne, A Law Corporation

Located in Santa Monica, California, attorney Nicholas L. Saakvitne provides ERISA fiduciary and ESOP fiduciary services. He has over 35 years of experience in the employees benefits field, and his clients include administrators, corporate plan sponsors, and other pension professionals.

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Groom Law Group, Chartered

Groom Law Group is located in Washington, DC and specializes in employee benefits. It is the nation’s largest employee benefits firm; which manages benefits and tax matters for clients in industry, finance, and the public sector.

“The firm has been at the forefront of developments in the nation’s employee benefits laws since Congress passed ERISA in 1974, drawing many of its attorneys from the federal agencies that regulate employee benefits and forging strong ties with key players in all three branches of government,” Groom’s website states.

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The Wagner Law Group

The Wagner Law Group is one of the larger ERISA law firms in the nation, with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago. Some of their work for clients includes pension matters, executive compensation, employee benefits, and ERISA litigation.

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