Top Ranked

Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area

Not every firm is created equal. Find out how top firms stack up when it comes to specific practice areas.

  • Survey Methodology

    In order to determine the Vault Practice Area Rankings, associates were able to vote for up to three firms in their own practice area, but were not permitted to vote for their own firm. Self-identified corporate associates were allowed to vote only in the corporate-related categories (securities, banking and financial services, etc.); litigators were allowed to vote in the litigation categories, and so on. Our rankings indicate the top firms in each area, as well as the total percentage of votes.

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Litigation Boutique Law Firms

1
% OF VOTES
42.68

Susman Godfrey LLP

Since its inception nearly 40 years ago, Susman Godfrey has quickly established itself as one of the country's premiere litigation firms. Its nationwide...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
29.66

Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC

Washington, DC-based Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel is a firm that thrives in the trial and appellate world, including cases that bring...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
22.99

Keker & Van Nest LLP

Headquartered in San Francisco, Keker & Van Nest is perhaps best known for handling major intellectual property disputes for some of the country's...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
18.39

Bancroft PLLC

Named after the DuPont Circle townhouse that it first called home, Washington, D.C.-based Bancroft PLLC is a litigation firm focusing on Supreme Court...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
17.23

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

With more than 80 attorneys in two offices--one in Chicago and one in Denver--Bartlit Beck offers litigation practices in commercial litigation, product...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
6
% OF VOTES
13.34

Kobre & Kim LLP

Founded in 2003, Kobre & Kim is an international law firm focused exclusively on cross-border disputes and investigations. With offices in London,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
6
7
% OF VOTES
11.59

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

Complex civil commercial litigation boutique Morvillo Abramowitz's New York and DC locations are strategic given its specialty practice areas in white...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
7
8
% OF VOTES
10.49

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Prestigious DC-based litigation boutique firm Zuckerman Spaeder's location in the capital is good for business, namely its primary practice areas of...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
9
% OF VOTES
8.29

McKool Smith

McKool Smith began in 1991 with 13 trial lawyers in Dallas. Since then, it's grown into a firm with more than 170 trial lawyers with offices in Austin,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
10
% OF VOTES
6.28

MoloLamken LLP

Just six years old and 25 attorneys strong, MoloLamken has made a name for itself among the heavy hitters of boutique litigation shops. With offices in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
11
% OF VOTES
5.18

Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C.

Proud to be a boutique litigation firm, Bird Marella attorneys practice complex civil and white collar criminal litigation exclusively. The firm is often...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
12
% OF VOTES
5.05

Beck Redden LLP

Beck Redden attorneys do not fear trials, in fact, they thrive in the courtroom. With 42 attorneys in two Texas offices, the Firm has established itself...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
13
% OF VOTES
4.92

Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Texan litigation boutique Gibbs & Bruns steps in where BigLaw firms fear to tread. An expert in "bet the company" cases in high-stakes commercial...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
14
% OF VOTES
4.53

Robbins Russell Englert Orseck Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Robbins Russell is a litigation boutique that concentrates on trial litigation, Supreme Court and general appellate litigation, government investigations...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
15
% OF VOTES
4.40

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd focuses on representing investors in securities fraud cases. The firm has about 200 lawyers and 450 employees, and is...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
16
% OF VOTES
3.82

Horvitz & Levy LLP

Horvitz & Levy is a law firm based in Encino, Calif., specializing in appellate litigation. It has litigated more than 1,300 state and federal appeal...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
17
% OF VOTES
3.37

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

Hate the billable hour? No problem. Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP takes all cases on a contingency fee basis. Founded in 1983, the firm...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
18
% OF VOTES
3.24

Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC

Founded in 1988, Los Angeles litigation boutique Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC has made its name representing clients in high stakes...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
18
% OF VOTES
3.24

Durie Tangri

Durie Tangri is proof that the daydreams often shared amongst law students of starting their own firm can become a reality. Founding partners Mark...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
20
% OF VOTES
3.17

Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP

Established in 1977, esteemed Atlanta law firm Bondurant Mixson & Elmore is prepared to go to trial for its clients' business law controversies. By...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR