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The Adams and Reese Jackson office received First Place honors in the “Best Places to Work” Medium-Size Companies (classified by local number of employees) category for the second consecutive year, announced today by the Mississippi Business Journal at its annual awards luncheon at the Hilton Hotel.

“We are very honored to be named No. 1 among the “Best Places to Work” by the Mississippi Business Journal,” said Phil Buffington, Adams and Reese Jackson Office Partner in Charge. “We have a tremendous team here, and this recognition is a testament to everyone’s approach of constantly focusing on the betterment of the workplace, improving service to our clients, and volunteering their time to our community.”

Adams and Reese ranked first ahead of second-place Metropolitan Bank and third-place All-American Check Cashing. Other finalists in the medium-sized category included: Ross & Yerger Insurance; Jackson Municipal Airport Authority; Baker Donelson; Venture Technologies; New South Neurospine; Haddox Reid Eubank Betts, BCI; Navigator Credit. 

In addition to the second consecutive year of ranking No. 1, this was the ninth consecutive year overall that Adams and Reese has been named among the “Best Places to Work” in Mississippi.

Adams and Reese will be featured in a special “Best Places to Work” section in the publication next week.

Playing a large role in Adams and Reese receiving the top ranking was the employee survey in which Adams and Reese ranked first among positive responses to all three statements: 1) Overall, I’m satisfied with my job; 2) Overall, I feel a sense of commitment to this company; and 3) Overall, this company is a great place to work.

Factors that also influenced the firm's ranking were such benefits as competitive salaries, maternity and day-care options, health, prescription and dental benefits, 401(k) and profit sharing plans, life and disability plans, employee recognition programs and a commitment to personal health by holding an annual Health Fair, weight loss program and providing discounts for health club memberships.

Additionally, the opportunity for all employees to participate in HUGS, the firm’s award-winning corporate philanthropy program, weighed in heavily to make Adams and Reese one the top employer-friendly companies in the city. For attorneys, the opportunity to participate in CA&RE, the firm’s official pro bono program, is considered a unique and important part of belonging to the firm.

Aside from the Adams and Reese Jackson office, the Birmingham, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans and Tampa offices have also been recognized among the “Best Places to Work” by publications in their respective communities. In 2012, the Adams and Reese New Orleans office won first place in CityBusiness’ “Best Places to Work” in the large company category.