Career Overview

Hemenway & Barnes is committed to the practice of law at the highest standards of quality and professionalism in a respectful, collegial climate. We are also a place that fosters personal and professional growth and meaningful community involvement. We are proud to provide legal and fiduciary services to a broad range of individuals, families, business clients and tax-exempt organizations. Our clients consistently bring us the most intellectually challenging assignments.

Hiring Needs

There are many reasons we’ve thrived over the past 150 years. Great people doing great work is a given. So is outstanding client service at a fair price. Having consistently interesting work to do tends, however, to set us apart.

Our associate-level attorneys work with our experienced attorneys from the very beginning. Associates at Hemenway & Barnes get more responsibility earlier in their careers, better-quality contact with clients, and a variety of professional development opportunities. We think our low turnover rate speaks for itself.

Our professional and administrative staff are critical to the firm’s success. We emphasize collaboration and teamwork and are committed to professional development. The firm is small enough to know everybody’s name, yet large enough to continually provide new and challenging opportunities.

Life Work

Hard work is noticed, appreciated and rewarded at H&B, but that’s not all we expect our people to do. We encourage balance among family, community and our profession.

As a result, many of our attorneys and professionals serve in their respective hometown governments, sit on the boards of nonprofit organizations and are otherwise actively involved in their communities.

Equal Opportunity

Hemenway & Barnes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We encourage applications from a diverse pool of candidates and base employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We support an inclusive workplace and are committed to creating a welcoming environment for all employees.


Send your resume and cover letter to a member of our hiring team.

H&B in the Community

Sunflower of Peace Fashion Gala and Fundraiser
Hemenway & Barnes is pleased to sponsor Sunflower of Peace's Fashion Gala and Fundraiser, a celebration of Ukraine’s beauty and boundless strength and resilience of its people.
August 10, 2022
MNN Policymaker Roundtable with Secretary Marylou Sudders July 12, 2022
Hemenway & Barnes is pleased to partner with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network to present the 2022 Policymaker Roundtable Series.
July 12, 2022
Eleanor Evans to Present at 2022 CAPLAW National Training Conference
Eleanor Evans, Counsel in the Nonprofit Group, will be presenting a session on Strategies for Super Subrecipient Relationships: Different Strokes for Different Public CAAs at the 2022 CAPLAW National Training Conference.
June 29, 2022