Top Ranked

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 Texas

1
SCORE
8.663

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

2017 Rank
2
2
SCORE
8.449

Baker Botts LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
3
SCORE
8.029

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. Contingency...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.854

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

2017 Rank
5
5
SCORE
7.504

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Farella Braun + Martel is a San Francisco-based firm which specializes in high-end transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
7.348

Norton Rose Fulbright

Teaming Up to Go Global Norton Rose Fulbright is the product of some of the last decade's largest law firm combinations, but the legacy firms each had...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
7
SCORE
7.189

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
6
8
SCORE
7.150

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 in...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
11
9
SCORE
7.091

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

2017 Rank
10
10
SCORE
7.019

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Founded in Texas in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has grown to become one of the world's largest law firms, with over 900 lawyers...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
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