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Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region

Location, location, location. These rankings reveal the best 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 was only allowed to vote in the Northern California category. This year's regional rankings include the following locations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New York City, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Texas and Washington, DC.

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Law Firms in Texas

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SCORE
8.72

Baker Botts LLP

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

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2015 Rank
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2
SCORE
8.58

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Founded in Houston in 1917, this Lone Star State institution rode the wildcatter era to build its name on (what else?!) oil and gas matters. Vinson &...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
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3
SCORE
8.11

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
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4
SCORE
7.63

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has a long legacy in the United States that spans more than nine decades of practice in dispute resolution and litigation,...

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2015 Rank
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5
SCORE
7.54

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

2015 Rank
6
6
SCORE
7.30

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

2015 Rank
5
7
SCORE
7.05

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

With powerhouse practices ranging from M&A to appellate law, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher does its share of high-stakes work. Founded in Los Angeles...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
12
8
SCORE
6.97

Andrews Kurth LLP

More than a century old, Houston-based firm Andrews Kurth has grown from a local powerhouse representative for the railroad industry to an international...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
10
9
SCORE
6.95

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP maintains Capitol Hill connections that pay dividends. Long a force in national politics (and even longer a...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
11
9
SCORE
6.95

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

A powerhouse in restructuring, M&A, private equity and litigation, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has long been one of the world's leading law firms....

TRENDING

2015 Rank
7
10
SCORE
6.94

Bracewell LLP

Editor's note: In January 2016 Rudy Giuliani left Bracewell & Giuliani and the firm re-branded itself as Bracewell LLP. Long known for its...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
9
11
SCORE
6.84

Haynes and Boone, LLP

From its roots in Dallas-area corporate securities law, Haynes and Boone has expanded to a dozen offices across the U.S. and abroad. Although much of its...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
8
12
SCORE
6.77

Sidley Austin LLP

The firm's roots trace back to its formation in Chicago in 1866 and the firm is preparing for 150th anniversary. Historical clients included former first...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
15
13
SCORE
6.76

Locke Lord LLP

Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 23 offices designed to meet clients' needs around the world. The firm is the product of four...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
14
14
SCORE
6.66

Thompson & Knight LLP

Alive and kicking since the late nineteenth century, Dallas-based Thompson & Knight has evolved from a Texas oil and gas law firm into an...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
13
15
SCORE
6.29

Jackson Walker L.L.P.

Coming soon*

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2015 Rank
16
16
SCORE
6.21

King & Spalding LLP

Over its 127-year history, King & Spalding has branched far from its Southern roots to open offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle East...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
19
17
SCORE
6.09

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
17
18
SCORE
6.02

Winstead PC

Coming soon*

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2015 Rank
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19
SCORE
5.87

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
20
SCORE
5.79

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

One of the South's better known firms, Gardere's 270-strong attorney team represents Fortune 500 clients in Texas and south of the border. With over 40...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
20
20
SCORE
5.79

Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown is a leading international law firm with offices in key business centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Serving a majority of the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
21
21
SCORE
5.69

Baker & Hostetler LLP

A Cleveland native with a largely domestic focus, BakerHostetler has involved itself in a number of cases that shaped America over the past 99 years. The...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
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22
SCORE
5.29

Strasburger & Price, LLP

With locations in Texas, New York, DC and even Mexico, Strasburger may have its feet in several legal markets--but its home base remains in the Lone Star...

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2015 Rank
24
23
SCORE
5.25

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...

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2015 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
5.23

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP

Leading Texas full-service firm Kelly Hart is entrenched in the city of Fort Worth, both headquartered there and serving Fort Worth clientele like the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
5.21

Porter Hedges LLP

Operating out of offices in Houston and Oklahoma City, Porter Hedges manages worldwide clients. The full-service firm specializes in transactions and...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
25