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Vault's rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law professionals. From the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top law firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for.

Law Rankings

NEW! 2019 Vault Law 100

Vault’s ranking of the most prestigious law firms in the country based on the assessments of lawyers at peer firms. This year more than 19,000 associates rated the reputations of firms other than their own.

NEW! Best Law Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms associates find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

NEW! Best Law Firms for Diversity

Law students, lawyers, and firm management place increasing value on a diverse working environment. That's why Vault has devoted a special section to associates’ rankings on diversity issues.

NEW! Best Law Firms by Region

Location, location, location. These rankings reveal the best law firms by region across the U.S.

NEW! Best Summer Associate Programs

What are you looking for in a summer program—fun, reality, or a little bit of both?

NEW! Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For

Vault’s ranking of the leading midsize firms based on what associates say their work life is really like.

NEW! Best Midsize Law Firms in New York

The top midsize firms in the city, as voted on by associates working in New York.

NEW! Top 150 Under 150

Looking for a career at a top law firm, but wary of the danger of being a small fish in a big pond? Vault created this list to recognize outstanding law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often dominate rankings and headlines.