Careers at ACCEL Law Group

ACCEL Law Group, located in the heart of West Hartford Center, is a thriving law firm with a national insurance transactional and regulatory practice.

Our founders created ACCEL Law Group to allow attorneys to do sophisticated work but without all the stuffiness and rigidity found in most large law firms. They left the “big law” environment in 2014 with the goal of providing value to our clients and livable, engaging careers to everyone on our team. We are a firm that embraces the need to balance work and family. We understand that value is not measured just by the number of hours billed or time spent in the office.

A law firm that treats its team like a client

ACCEL Law Group serves businesses in key segments of the insurance industry, including start-up companies, insurtechs, insurance agencies and insurance companies, and private-equity backed companies. From our offices in West Hartford Center, ACCEL advises market leaders across the country.

Our services range from providing regulatory advice and strategic counseling on state insurance laws to buying and selling companies in M&A transactions. Our practice provides ACCEL team members with the rare opportunity to work side-by-side with both highly sophisticated billion-dollar companies and smaller entrepreneurs.

However, regardless of the client, the projects we work on are never faceless. Whether we represent a buyer or seller in an M&A transaction, or advise on an ongoing business issue, we work directly with client executives, owners, and decision makers.

The client transactions we work on generally range from a few million to over $300 million, and in 2021, we completed 50+ transactions worth more than $1 billion in the aggregate.


What Our Team Says About Working at ACCEL Law Group

I was hesitant to join another law firm. Having been an associate at a law firm for a number of years, I knew that model and I knew it was not for me. But I sensed that ACCEL was different.

What attracted me to ACCEL was the culture. The founders had both come from big law firms and wanted to keep the sophistication and client focus that a large firm offers, while removing all of the bureaucracy and politics that are inherent in the large law firm model. At ACCEL, we do interesting work with a great team and service clients who appreciate us.

My years at ACCEL have been the most rewarding professionally and I (and I suspect my colleagues) know that ACCEL is a place where you can spend your entire career.

I have been working in the insurance industry for years and my former employers ranged from state agencies to a major corporation. However, I did not have a background in M&A. When I saw a job posting at ACCEL, I saw it as an opportunity to challenge myself to learn a new area of practice.

Working at a law firm for the first time and having so much to learn was intimidating. However, once I met our amazing team, I had no doubts that ACCEL was the right fit for me. The mentoring and encouragement I have received here made all the difference.

The firm’s culture motivates associates to grow professionally while feeling supported by the entire team. I think ACCEL offers great opportunities for attorneys regardless of where they are in their career journey.

Since the moment I stepped into my role as a Law Clerk, my experience with the ACCEL Law Group team has been nothing short of amazing.

ACCEL cultivates a “team” atmosphere where the attorneys and staff have continuously motivated, encouraged, and supported me through my law school education while simultaneously pursuing ACCEL’s goals to serve clients and provide a dedicated team with expertise in complex transactions.

My experience at ACCEL has provided me with a fast-paced environment where everyday I work on challenging and unique assignments. As a young, soon-to-be attorney, ACCEL has proved to be a great place to jump-start my career.

Prior to joining ACCEL, my practice focused on insurance defense litigation, so I often questioned whether a transition to a transactional firm would be feasible. But my concerns quickly disappeared once I became a member of the ACCEL team.

The support and guidance I received from the team made the transition seamless and allowed me to succeed and become a senior associate. During my time at ACCEL, I have become the lead attorney on transactions and taken on more responsibility related to complex research projects and client concerns.

Interested? Please let us know!

ACCEL Law Group is always interested in talking to talented attorneys, paralegals, and law clerks! Please share your interest in joining the ACCEL Law Group Team by completing the form below.

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