Top 150 Under 150

Congratulations to the Top 150 Under 150, Vault’s list of leading midsize law firms. Vault created this list to recognize outstanding law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often dominate rankings and headlines (and that are featured in Vault’s Top 100 list).

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    Looking for a career at a top law firm, but wary of the danger of being a small fish in a big pond? Consider Vault’s Top 150 Under 150, leading small and midsize firms where you may take on more responsibility sooner, enjoy a higher quality of life, and yes, have a better chance at making partner.

    To determine the Top 150 Under 150, Vault first developed a list of the best-known and most sought-after U.S. firms with fewer than 150 attorneys. Our editorial and research teams pored through Vault survey data, news stories, trade journals and other legal publications; spoke with lawyers in the field and reviewed other published rankings. Vault editors also assessed each firm for prestige, quality of life and professional growth opportunities, and then narrowed down the results to come up with a list of 150 law firms known for providing top-notch service and delivering big results.

    As it would be impossible, and not particularly helpful, to compare an IP boutique with 30 lawyers in Palo Alto to a full-service firm with 145 attorneys in Boston, the firms are not ranked. Rather, the Top 150 Under 150 is a recognition of leading law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often dominate rankings and headlines.

Firm Name Headquarters*
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. Houston, TX
Anderson Kill, P.C. New York, NY
Ater Wynne LLP Portland, OR
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP New York, NY
Baird Holm LLP Omaha, NE
Ball Janik LLP Portland, OR
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Chicago, IL
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP Chicago, IL
Baron & Budd, P.C. Dallas, TX
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP Chicago, IL
Beck Redden LLP Houston, TX
Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP New York, NY
Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP Dallas, TX
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP New York, NY
Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson Portland, ME
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Washington, DC
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Miami, FL
Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks, Lincenberg & Rhow, P.C. Los Angeles, CA
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP Atlanta, GA
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC Washington, DC
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors Dallas, TX
Brinks Gilson & Lione Chicago, IL
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC Portland, OR
Burns & Levinson LLP Boston, MA
Cades Schutte LLP Honolulu, HI
Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC Los Angeles, CA
Cantey Hanger LLP Fort Worth, TX
Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Washington, DC
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. Dallas, TX
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP New York, NY
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Houston, TX
Cohen & Gresser LLP New York, NY
Cohen & Grigsby P.C. Pittsburgh, PA
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC Washington, DC
Cole Schotz P.C. Hackensack, NJ
Conner & Winters, LLP Tulsa, OK
Cowles & Thompson Dallas, TX
Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP Los Angeles, CA
Crowe & Dunlevy a Professional Corporation Oklahoma City, OK
Cummings & Lockwood Stamford, CT
Davis & Gilbert LLP New York, NY
Desmarais LLP New York, NY
Dewey Pegno & Kramarsky LLP New York, NY
Dilworth Paxson LLP Philadelphia, PA
Downey Brand LLP Sacramento, CA
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP Atlanta, GA
Durie Tangri San Francisco, CA
Farella Braun + Martel LLP San Francisco, CA
Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, P.C. Oklahoma City, OK
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto New York, NY
Foster Pepper PLLC Seattle, WA
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz, PC New York, NY
Freeborn & Peters LLP Chicago, IL
Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP New York, NY
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C. New York, NY
GableGotwals Tulsa, OK
Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. Phoenix, AZ
Garvey Schubert Barer Seattle, WA
Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP Roanoke, VA
Gibbs & Bruns LLP Houston, TX
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP Los Angeles, CA
Goldberg Kohn Ltd. Chicago, IL
Goldstein & Russell, P.C. Bethesda, MD
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody Austin, TX
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. Houston, TX
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Los Angeles, CA
Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden, PC San Bernardino, CA
Groom Law Group Chartered Washington, DC
Gust Rosenfeld PLC Phoenix, AZ
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Cleveland, OH
Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C. Tulsa, OK
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller Philadelphia, PA
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Rochester, NY
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP Atlanta, GA
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Greenville, SC
Hollingsworth LLP Washington, DC
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP New York, NY
Hooper Lundy & Bookman, PC Los Angeles, CA
Horvitz & Levy LLP Burbank, CA
Hueston Hennigan LLP Los Angeles, CA
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Los Angeles, CA
Karr Tuttle Campbell Seattle, WA
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL Cincinnati, OH
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP Fort Worth, TX
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP Portland, OR
Kobre & Kim LLP New York, NY
Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP New York, NY
Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd Chicago, IL
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP San Francisco, CA
Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Birmingham, AL
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Orlando, FL
Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP Dallas, TX
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Chicago, IL
McDonald Hopkins Cleveland, OH
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Chicago, IL
McGinnis Lochridge Austin, TX
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Harrisburg, PA
Merchant & Gould P.C. Minneapolis, MN
Michelman & Robinson, LLP Los Angeles, CA
Miller & Chevalier Chartered Washington, DC
Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C. Grand Rapids, MI
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Little Rock, AR
Modrall Sperling Albuquerque, NM
MoloLamken New York, NY
Morris James LLP Wilmington, DE
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell Wilmington, DE
Morrison Cohen LLP New York, NY
Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello PC New York, NY
Moses & Singer LLP New York, NY
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr P.C. Dallas, TX
Murtha Cullina LLP Hartford, CT
Nelson Hardiman, LLP Los Angeles, CA
Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Bridgewater, NJ
Nossaman LLP Los Angeles, CA
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP Boston, MA
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. Alexandria, VA
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP New York, NY
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP Los Angeles, CA
Pacifica Law Group LLP Seattle, WA
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP Chicago, IL
Porter Hedges LLP Houston, TX
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Wilmington, DE
Reminger Co., L.P.A. Cleveland, OH
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP New York, NY
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP Morristown, NJ
Robbins Russell Englert Orseck Untereiner & Sauber LLP Washington, DC
Roberts & Holland LLP New York, NY
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. Charlotte, NC
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Phoenix, AZ
Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP New York, NY
Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC Seattle, WA
Shartsis Friese LLP San Francisco, CA
Smith Currie & Hancock LLP Atlanta, GA
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, L.L.P. Houston, TX
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson P.A. Miami, FL
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C. Washington, DC
Sughrue Mion PLLC Washington, DC
Van Ness Feldman LLP Washington, DC
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP Denver, CO
Wiggin and Dana LLP New Haven, CT
Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz Washington, DC
Williams Kastner Seattle, WA
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. Minneapolis, MN
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. Boston, MA
Yetter Coleman LLP Houston, TX
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP Wilmington, DE
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Washington, DC
ZwillGen PLLC Washington, DC

*If a firm does not have a designated headquarters, location is listed for contact purposes only. Please refer to each firm's profile for specific office locations and contact information.