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Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region

Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own region. These rankings reveal the most prestigious law firms by region across the U.S.

  • Survey Methodology

    Each regional ranking is based on associates who actually work in that region. For example, an associate from the San Francisco office of a national firm is only able to vote in the Northern California category. This year's regional rankings include the following locations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Mountain States, New York City, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Texas, and Washington, DC.

  • Ranking History

2018 Best Law Firms in the Mid-Atlantic

1
SCORE
8.602

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Giant Among Mortals Kind of like Oprah or Beyoncé, Skadden is a giant among mortals. Known by its one name, it sits atop its world, continuously...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.108

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan Lewis has branched out from its Philadelphia roots to build an international network of lawyers in thirty offices reaching from Boston to...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.889

Dechert LLP

Since its founding in 1875, Dechert has become an international global legal force to be reckoned with. In the United States, the firm is particularly...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.808

Jones Day

A heavy-hitter with a hand in most major areas of law and an internationally-recognized prowess in litigation, Jones Day uses its size and reach-offices...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.123

K&L Gates LLP

What a difference a couple of years make: the firm now branded K&L Gates has undergone a series of identity-shifting mergers in modern times. On the...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
8
6
SCORE
7.013

Reed Smith LLP

A Pittsburgh native long intertwined with the city's industrial kingpins, Reed Smith joined the crowd in globalizing via international mergers in the...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
7
SCORE
6.817

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Drinker Biddle is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory, and business solutions to public and private corporations,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
8
SCORE
6.793

Duane Morris LLP

From its hub in Philadelphia to offices in Northern California to outposts in Asia and back around to London, Duane Morris may be taking a Ferdinand...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
9
SCORE
6.773

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton was founded more than 125 years ago in the City of Brotherly Love, where it strictly remained for 80 years. In 1969, it opened its first...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
10
SCORE
6.669

Hogan Lovells LLP

Formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Hogan & Hartson and Lovells, Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 45 offices in the United...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
14
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