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The Best Law Firms

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

2018 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 nearly 18,000 associates rated the reputations of firms other than their own.

Best Law Firms to Work For

Associates assess their own firms on a range of workplace issues related to career development, job satisfaction, and quality of life.

Best Law Firms for Diversity

Associates rate their own firms on how effective they are at fostering a diverse working environment.

Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region

Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own region. These rankings reveal the most prestigious law firms by region across the U.S.

Best Summer Associate Programs

Junior lawyers look back on their experiences as summer associates to rate how much fun the programs were and how effectively they prepared them for life as practicing attorneys.

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.

Top 150 Under 150

Vault's curated list of the best 150 law firms with 150 attorneys or fewer. The Top 150 Under 150 is chosen by the Vault team after extensive research and is not based directly on any survey results.