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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

2015 Best Law Firms in Atlanta

1
SCORE
9.490

King & Spalding

Over its 130-year history, King & Spalding has branched far from its Southern roots to open offices across the United States, Europe, the Middle...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.260

Alston & Bird LLP

As definitively "Atlanta" as Coca-Cola, TBS, and Bobby Cox, Alston & Bird isn't just a Georgia peach: it has built a nationally-regarded lobbying...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.820

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Born of a January 2011 merger between the Atlanta-based Kilpatrick Stockton and Bay Area firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Kilpatrick Townsend &...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.810

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

2014 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.650

Troutman Sanders LLP

Troutman Sanders was founded at the tail end of the 1800s in Atlanta. But the firm has grown beyond its Georgia peach roots-over 600 Troutman attorneys...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
6
6
SCORE
7.350

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Sutherland Asbill and Brennan LLP started as an Atlanta tax firm and has grown to include offices in London, Geneva, Washington, DC, New York, Houston,...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
5
7
SCORE
7.300

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

Editor's note:  In July 2015 McKenna Long & Aldridge and Dentons merged under the Dentons name.  The information...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
7
8
SCORE
6.390

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Serving Atlanta-based and national corporate legal needs, Arnall Golden Gregory has a solid reputation as a general practice business firm, serving...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
9
9
SCORE
6.210

Paul Hastings LLP

Over the last few decades, Paul Hastings has grown from a mid-market U.S. firm to an international outfit with strengths in employment, tax, and business...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
8
10
SCORE
6.050

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

From an eight-attorney Atlanta real estate outfit, Morris, Manning & Martin has grown to become a reputable regional player in the Southeast with...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
10
11
SCORE
5.960

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP counts among its clients some of the biggest names in information technology, energy, entertainment, telecommunications, real...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
11
12
SCORE
5.920

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods' roots stretch back to 1834 in Charlottesville, Virginia, when Egbert R. Watson began his law practice. Today, the firm regularly serves the...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
12
13
SCORE
5.780

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

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TRENDING

2014 Rank
14
14
SCORE
5.760

Bryan Cave LLP

Employing a combination of expansion, foreign alliances and domestic mergers, Bryan Cave has established itself in the 21st century as an ambitious...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
14
15
SCORE
5.690

Hunton & Williams LLP

After remaining regional through most of the 20th century, Hunton & Williams ventured beyond the mid-Atlantic in a major way as the new millennium...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
13