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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, Mountain States, New York City, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Texas and Washington, DC.

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Law Firms in Texas

1
SCORE
8.685

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

2016 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.531

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

2016 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.202

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...

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2016 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.691

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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2016 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.631

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

2016 Rank
5
6
SCORE
7.381

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...

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2016 Rank
6
7
SCORE
7.206

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

2016 Rank
9
8
SCORE
7.124

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

2016 Rank
11
9
SCORE
7.120

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

2016 Rank
8
10
SCORE
7.092

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

2016 Rank
9
11
SCORE
7.022

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

2016 Rank
7
12
SCORE
6.990

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

2016 Rank
10
13
SCORE
6.918

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

2016 Rank
13
14
SCORE
6.823

Sidley Austin LLP

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
15
SCORE
6.772

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...

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2016 Rank
14
16
SCORE
6.343

Jackson Walker L.L.P.

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
15
17
SCORE
6.128

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...

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2016 Rank
16
18
SCORE
6.123

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...

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2016 Rank
19
19
SCORE
6.056

Winstead PC

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
18
20
SCORE
6.045

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

2016 Rank
17
21
SCORE
5.913

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 century. The...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
21
22
SCORE
5.821

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

2016 Rank
20
23
SCORE
5.690

Mayer Brown LLP

Mayer Brown is a leading international law firm with offices in key business centers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and employs more than 1,500...

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2016 Rank
20
24
SCORE
5.377

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

2016 Rank
25
25
SCORE
5.337

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...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
22
26
SCORE
5.329

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...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
23
27
SCORE
5.233

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...

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2016 Rank
NR
28
SCORE
5.158

Yetter Coleman LLP

Formidable Texan litigation boutique firm Yetter Coleman is adept at achieving complete reversals, no-payment judgments and hefty settlements on...

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2016 Rank
NR
29
SCORE
5.004

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

2016 Rank
24
30
SCORE
4.717

Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors

Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors-formerly Bickel & Brewer-paints itself as the type of high-powered, bet-the-bank commercial litigation firm...

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2016 Rank
NR