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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

2014 Best Law Firms in the Pacific Northwest

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SCORE
9.02

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

2013 Rank
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2
SCORE
7.84

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Founded in 1908, Davis Wright Tremaine has worked with small clients as well as those of Fortune 500 stature, with a focus on entertainment,...

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2013 Rank
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3
SCORE
7.55

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

2013 Rank
2
4
SCORE
7.13

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati built its reputation advising some of the major tech and life sciences industries as well as the banks and venture...

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2013 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
7.04

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

2013 Rank
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6
SCORE
6.89

DLA Piper

With approximately 4,200 lawyers in 88 offices around the globe, DLA Piper is one of the largest law firms-as in sheer size-in the world. Hunting and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
6.72

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey & Whitney was founded in 1912 when William Lancaster, a prominent Minneapolis lawyer joined forces with David Simpson, a Minnesota Supreme...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
5
8
SCORE
6.69

Fenwick & West LLP

In 1972, four attorneys moved from New York to Palo Alto to found a firm based on their vision that the Silicon Valley would become the future tech Mecca...

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2013 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
6.62

Foster Pepper PLLC

One of the Pacific Northwest's largest business law firms, the century-old Foster Pepper has strong practices in real estate and land use, municipal...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
10
SCORE
6.49

Lane Powell PC

Lane Powell PC brings the power of attorney to the Pacific Northwest. Operating out of offices in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and internationally in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
11
SCORE
6.08

Cooley LLP

The firm that is now known as Cooley LLP was founded in 1920 in San Francisco by Arthur Cooley and Louis Crowley. The practice they started went on to...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
5.99

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt P.C.

*Overview coming soon*

TRENDING

2013 Rank
9
13
SCORE
5.92

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Pacific Northwest firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's Oregon, Washington, and California strongholds don't deter national heavyweights like Merrill...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
14
SCORE
5.75

Garvey Schubert Barer

Seattle-based Garvey Shubert Barer has grown to house a legal team of more than 100 attorneys in Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington DC, Alaska and...

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2013 Rank
10
15
SCORE
5.72

Graham & Dunn PC

***Effective January 1, 2015, Miller Nash LLP and Graham & Dunn PC merged to create Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP.  This profile refers to...

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2013 Rank
11