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*
Anderson Kill, P.C. New York, NY
Arnstein & Lehr LLP Chicago, IL
Ater Wynne LLP Portland, OR
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP New York, NY
Baird Holm LLP Omaha, NE
Ball Janik LLP Portland, OR
Bancroft PLLC Washington, DC
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Chicago, IL
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP Chicago, IL
Barley Snyder Lancaster, PA
Baron & Budd, P.C. Dallas, TX
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP Chicago, IL
Beirne Maynard & Parsons L.L.P. Houston, TX
Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP New York, NY
Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP New York, NY
Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson Portland, ME
Beveridge & Diamond PC Washington, DC
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Miami, FL
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP Los Angeles, CA
Bodman PLC Detroit, MI
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP Atlanta, GA
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors Dallas, TX
Brinks Hofer 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
Carlsmith Ball LLP Honolulu, HI
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. Dallas, TX
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP New York, NY
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry Houston, TX
Cohen & Grigsby P.C. Pittsburgh, PA
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
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP Denver, CO
Desmarais 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
Folger Levin LLP San Francisco, CA
Foster Pepper PLLC Seattle, WA
Freeborn & Peters LLP Chicago, IL
GableGotwals Tulsa, OK
Gallagher & Kennedy P.A. Phoenix, AZ
Garvey Schubert Barer Seattle, WA
Gibbs & Bruns LLP Houston, TX
Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP Los Angeles, CA
Goldberg Kohn Ltd. Chicago, IL
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody Austin, TX
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. Houston, TX
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP Los Angeles, CA
Greenspoon Marder Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden San Bernardino, CA
Groom Law Group Chartered Washington, DC
Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. Phoenix, AZ
Hall Estill Tulsa, OK
Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin Philadelphia, PA
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP Rochester, NY
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP Atlanta, GA
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Charleston, SC
Hollingsworth LLP Washington, DC
Horvitz & Levy LLP Encino, CA
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Los Angeles, CA
Karr Tuttle Campbell Seattle, WA
Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. Norfolk, VA
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL Cincinnati, OH
Keker & Van Nest LLP San Francisco, CA
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, PLLC Washington, DC
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP Fort Worth, TX
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP Portland, OR
Kobre & Kim LLP New York, NY
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard Sacramento, CA
Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP New York, NY
Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd Chicago, IL
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP San Francisco, CA
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. Orlando, FL
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Chicago, IL
McDonald Hopkins Cleveland, OH
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP Chicago, IL
McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore L.L.P. Austin, TX
McNair Law Firm Columbia, SC
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Harrisburg, PA
Mendes & Mount LLP New York, NY
Merchant & Gould P.C. Minneapolis, MN
Michelman & Robinson, LLP Los Angeles, CA
Milberg LLP New York, NY
Miller & Chevalier Chartered Washington, DC
Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummiskey, P.L.C. Grand Rapids, MI
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP Los Angeles, CA
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. Little Rock, AR
Modrall Sperling Albuquerque, NM
MoloLamken LLP New York, NY
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP Philadelphia, PA
Morris James LLP Wilmington, DE
Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell Wilmington, DE
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
Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP Los Angeles, CA
Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Bridgewater, NJ
Nossaman LLP Los Angeles, CA
Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP Houston, TX
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP Boston, MA
Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. Alexandria, VA
Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP New York, NY
Otterbourg P.C. New York, NY
Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP Los Angeles, CA
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP Chicago, IL
Porter Hedges LLP Houston, TX
Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C. Morristown, NJ
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP Wilmington, DE
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP San Diego, CA
Pryor Cashman LLP New York, NY
Reminger Co., LPA Cleveland, OH
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP New York, NY
Richards, Layton & Finger Wilmington, DE
Riddell Williams P.S. Seattle, WA
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP Morristown, NJ
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. Charlotte, NC
Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP New York, NY
Severson & Werson, A Professional Corporation San Francisco, CA
Shartsis Friese LLP San Francisco, CA
Smith Currie & Hancock LLP Atlanta, GA
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Grand Rapids, MI
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson P.A. Miami, FL
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Washington, DC
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. Newport Beach, CA
Sughrue Mion PLLC Washington, DC
Susman Godfrey LLP Houston, TX
Van Ness Feldman LLP Washington, DC
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP Denver, CO
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Milwaukee, WI
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

*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.