Our business has grown about 10 percent annually in recent years. That has prompted us to add lawyers and support staff at all levels, and we expect that growth to continue in all three cities in which the firm has offices. All hiring, promotion and compensation decisions are made on the basis of merit. For those who have been in our organization long enough to be settled, productivity is our primary measure of merit. We strive to integrate new people quickly and to maintain an open-door policy that is hospitable to newcomers.
The Firm's lawyers hail from 23 different states and four foreign countries and are graduates of 33 different law schools. The largest law school representations are from The University of Texas School of Law, University of Houston Law Center, Emory University School of Law and University of Georgia School of Law.