Lawley recognized as ‘Best Place to Work in Insurance’ by Business Insurance

BUFFALO —  Lawley, one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the United States according to Business Insurance, was recently recognized by the same publication as a “2016 Best Places to Work in Insurance” company, capturing the second overall ranking in the medium employer category (250 – 999 U.S. employees). This is the first year Lawley has entered this program. Earlier this year, Lawley was also recognized as a Best Places to Work in Buffalo Business First’s Extra-Large category.

“We put a tremendous emphasis on creating a collaborative and engaging workplace at all of our locations. This recognition directly from our associates means a great deal to all the partners that we are doing the right things,” stated Bill Lawley Jr., Lawley Managing Partner. “We will continue to follow our core values and deliver resources to help our team be the best at what they do while following our mantra to ‘work hard and play hard’ while supporting our customers.”

The survey conducted by independent research firm Best Companies Group and presented by Business Insurance, highlighted the fact that Lawley’s workers value the firm’s culture of work/life balance and employee appreciation. The 2016 report features 75 companies of various sizes, from 27 employees to more than 6,000. These companies have a common commitment to attracting, developing and retaining great talent through a combination of benefits and other programs that their employees value.

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature presented by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurers and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.

Lawley continues to add to its suite of employee perks, including an Employee Appreciation Week, a wellness program with free yoga classes and healthy snacks developed by the Lawley in-house wellness team, continuing education training and more. Team Lawley Cares  promotes one of the five core Lawley values of being a community partner by working with community organizations to support local charities with volunteer hours from our staff, donations and more.

Headquartered in Buffalo, Lawley has branch offices across New York in Amherst, Batavia, Fredonia, Melville, Purchase and Rochester along with Darien, Connecticut and Florham Park, New Jersey. To find out more, visit