Top Ranked

Best Law Firms by Practice Area

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

  • Survey Methodology

    To determine the Vault Practice Area Rankings, associates vote for the strongest firms in their self-identified practice area(s). Associates are able to vote for up to three firms but are not permitted to vote for their own firm. Our rankings indicate the top firms in each area, as well as the total percentage of votes.

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Law Firms for Environmental Law

1
% OF VOTES
45.25

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Borne of the EPA, Beveridge & Diamond has developed in symbiosis with significant environmental legislation throughout the last quarter of the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
% OF VOTES
20.67

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

The result of 2018's largest merger, Hunton Andrews Kurth pairs two firms-each with over a century of history-that had been growing by leaps and bounds...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
2
% OF VOTES
20.67

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham is one of the world's largest law firms, a bona fide member of the clique that includes the Magic Circle and the elite U.S. heritage firms. With...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
4
% OF VOTES
13.97

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

In the biggest law firm merger news of 2017, Washington, DC giant Arnold & Porter combined with New York's Kaye Scholer, creating Arnold & Porter...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
5
% OF VOTES
12.85

Stoel Rives LLP

As a super-regional U.S. law firm, Stoel Rives has become a leader in corporate, construction, employment, energy, environmental, natural resources,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
6
% OF VOTES
11.17

Baker Botts LLP

One of Texas's elite firms, Bakers Botts has deep roots in the Lone Star State-and a long history of counseling the oil industry and Republican...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
6
% OF VOTES
11.17

Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley is one of the largest U.S. law firms and traces its roots back to the 1866 founding of predecessor firm Williams & Thompson in Chicago....

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
8
% OF VOTES
10.06

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis, one the world's most elite law firms, is recognized for its private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
8
% OF VOTES
10.06

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie got off to a good start: founded in 1912, the Seattle-based firm's earliest clients included one William E. Boeing Sr., founder of the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
10
% OF VOTES
8.38

Hogan Lovells

Formed in 2010 by the merger of DC's Hogan & Hartson and London's Lovells, Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 45 offices in the United...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
13
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