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, 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. Its nationwide...

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 litigation practices in commercial litigation, product...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
3
% OF VOTES
21.92

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

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

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

2013 Rank
NR
6
% OF VOTES
15.30

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

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 LLP

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

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
11
% OF VOTES
5.65

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

2013 Rank
10
12
% OF VOTES
5.42

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

2013 Rank
11
13
% OF VOTES
5.27

Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP

Lankler Siffert & Wohl's 26 lawyers work out of offices in New York City and focus on litigation and dispute resolution. The firm works on behalf of...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
14
% OF VOTES
4.90

Yetter Coleman LLP

Formidable Texan litigation boutique firm Yetter Coleman is adept at achieving complete reversals, no-payment judgments and hefty settlements on...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
12
15
% OF VOTES
4.46

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

2013 Rank
13