Top Ranked

Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area

These firms were voted strongest in each practice area by associates working in that area at peer firms.

  • 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, 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

2014 Best Litigation Boutique Law Firms

1
% OF VOTES
41.46

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. Contingency...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
22.51

Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

With more than 80 attorneys in two offices-one in Chicago and one in Denver-Bartlit Beck offers a broad litigation practice including general commercial...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
21.92

Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel, & Frederick PLLC

Washington, DC-based Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick is a firm that thrives litigating complex cases in the trial and appellate world,...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
4
% OF VOTES
20.73

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

2013 Rank
5
5
% OF VOTES
18.28

Bancroft PLLC

Editor's note: In September 2016  Kirkland & Ellis announced that had hired all Bancroftt PLLC attorneys, effectively shuttering Bancroft...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
6
% OF VOTES
15.30

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

If there's one thing Morvillo Abramowitz firm has, its trial experience and a roster of high-profile clients. The litigation boutique specializes in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
4
7
% OF VOTES
14.64

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

2013 Rank
6
8
% OF VOTES
13.08

Kobre & Kim

Founded in 2003 Kobre & Kim is global law firm focused exclusively on international disputes and investigations, often involving allegations of fraud...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
9
% OF VOTES
9.88

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

2013 Rank
8
10
% OF VOTES
7.95

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

2013 Rank
9
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