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

2016 Best Litigation Boutique Law Firms

1
% OF VOTES
42.25

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

2015 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
26.93

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

Washington, DC-based Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel is a firm happy taking cases in the trial and appellate world, even when those cases...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
22.76

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

2015 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
21.17

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

2015 Rank
4
5
% OF VOTES
18.25

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

2015 Rank
5
6
% OF VOTES
13.82

Kobre & Kim LLP

Since its founding in 2003, Kobre & Kim has been making a name for itself as an elite global litigation boutique. Now, with offices around the world...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
8
7
% OF VOTES
12.40

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

2015 Rank
6
8
% OF VOTES
11.60

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

2015 Rank
7
9
% OF VOTES
9.74

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

2015 Rank
9
10
% OF VOTES
6.29

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

2015 Rank
11
11
% OF VOTES
4.96

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

2015 Rank
12
12
% OF VOTES
4.87

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

2015 Rank
NR
13
% OF VOTES
4.43

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

Richards Kibbe & Orbe is the best law firm you may have never heard of. And there's a reason why. Representing prominent clients in the financial...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
13
% OF VOTES
4.43

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

2015 Rank
NR
14
% OF VOTES
4.25

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. ALthough based in...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
15
% OF VOTES
3.81

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

2015 Rank
10