1) I did just look. Hardly any non-V100 pay 100k or more in Florida. 2 firms pay over 100K in Orlando. 2 in West Palm. 1 in Fort Lauderdale. 1 in Naples. 1 in Tampa. Zero in Boca, zero in Fort Myers, zero in Jacksonville, zero in St. Pete, zero in Tallahasse. That's 7 firms paying 100k or more. Not to mention, the Florida offices are not hiring associates in large numbers like in NY or Chicago.
3) Florida has terrible placement out of state. Martidale.com shows very few UF law grads working at BigLaw outside the state. Moreover, Florida only had one Federal clerk last year.
1. You either misread or didn't properly navigate the website.
There are 19 firm offices in Miami alone paying greater than 100K
4 in Jacksonville
5 in Orlando
4 in Tampa
Here are a few more things to consider:
There are many other firms in other Florida cities, like the ones you mentioned above.
Not all firms are listed on infirmation.
The site is not updated too frequently. Some stats are a year or more old meaning some firms paying in the high 80s and upwards of 90k may be paying six figures now.
You keep going back and fourth in discussion between V100 and non V100 firms. To make it clear last time,I am referring to all firms paying Florida market, V100 or not.
3. Not every lawyer in the country, in any state, or even from UF is on Martindale or whatever website you are using as a source. There are a number of state clerkships in addition to federal clerkships. UF grads typically don't leave the state, but according to your stats, 17% or so of them do, its probable that many of these are top grads making room for firms to dig deeper. What part of this don't you understand?
Please do more research before you post again.
1.It has gotten confusing as to whether you wanted V100 firms included or not. Now that we have established that you generally mean all firms paying 100k, it is important to look your stats. You note 4 firms in Jacksonville pay 100k. One of them, Dewey and LeBoeuf, has only 4 total associates in their entire office. You note 5 firms in Orlando pay 100k. One of them, Foley and Larner, only has 13 associates in their entire office. You note 4 firms in Tampa pay 100k. One of them, DLA Piper, only has 12 associates in their entire office.
These type of numbers indicate that many of the 100k Florida firms will only be hiring around 2 associates per year. Even if there are 30 of these firms, there are so few spots that they need not go into the top 25% at UF.
Many of the firms you have listed do minimal hiring and some are merely satellite offices of major firms. Yes they pay highly, but they generally don't hire many associates.
3. Martindale is a solid source. It shows the mediocre placement of UF outside Florida.
4. I think another telling stat is the US News employment number for UF. UF has 74% employed at graduation compared to 80% for FSU.
You are making this too personal. I have nothing against UF. It has the best BigLaw placement of any school in Florida. But it is absurd to say that the top 25% have a realistic shot at market rate BigLaw. Only the top 10% do.