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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 the Mid-Atlantic

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SCORE
8.208

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Giant among Mortals Kind of like Oprah or Beyoncé, Skadden is a giant among mortals. Known by its one name, it sits atop its world, continuously...

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2016 Rank
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2
SCORE
8.154

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan Lewis has branched out from its Philadelphia roots to build an international network of lawyers reaching from Boston to Beijing and San Francisco...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.759

Dechert LLP

Since its founding in 1875, Dechert has become international global legal force to be reckoned with. In the United States, the firm is particularly...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
4
4
SCORE
7.611

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

2016 Rank
3
5
SCORE
7.094

Reed Smith LLP

A Pittsburgh native long intertwined with the city's industrial kingpins, Reed Smith joined the crowd in globalizing via international mergers in the...

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2016 Rank
5
6
SCORE
6.935

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton was founded 125 years ago in the City of Brotherly Love, where it strictly remained for 80 years. While it still maintains more of an...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
7
SCORE
6.833

Duane Morris LLP

From its hub in Philadelphia to offices in Northern California to outposts in Singapore and Vietnam and back around to London, Duane Morris may be taking...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
8
SCORE
6.826

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

2016 Rank
6
9
SCORE
6.689

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Drinker Biddle is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory, and business solutions to public and private corporations,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
7
10
SCORE
6.606

Ballard Spahr LLP

Growing from an influential Philadelphia base to more than a dozen offices throughout the U.S., Ballard Spahr has been traditionally strong in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
11
SCORE
6.430

Blank Rome LLP

Blank Rome has been a Philly staple since the 1940s, but the firm isn't exclusive to the City of Brotherly Love-its offices span the U.S. and China, from...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
12
SCORE
6.092

Cozen O'Connor

Cozen O'Connor is a full-service North American law firm of over 550 attorneys. Through the firm's main practice areas of business  litigation,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
13
SCORE
6.088

Fox Rothschild LLP

With more than 700 attorneys practicing across 22 offices coast to coast serving clients in various industries, Fox Rothschild doesn't put all of its...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
14
SCORE
6.024

Hogan Lovells LLP

Formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Hogan & Hartson and Lovells, Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 40 offices in the United...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
15
SCORE
5.768

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Pittsburgh-based firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 160 years of practice and expansion under its belt, having represented clients like Bank of...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
15
16
SCORE
5.720

Saul Ewing LLP

A regional powerhouse proud of its mastery over the Mid-Atlantic region, Saul Ewing has strong practices in commercial litigation, business and finance,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
17
SCORE
5.461

McCarter & English LLP

Founded as a small-town, one-lawyer practice in New Jersey over 170 years ago, McCarter & English is now New Jersey's oldest and one of its largest...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
17
18
SCORE
5.419

Richards, Layton & Finger

The largest firm in Delaware and one of the oldest, Richards, Layton & Finger advises Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, hedge funds,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
18
19
SCORE
5.247

Dilworth Paxson LLP

Based in Philadelphia, the nearly 80-year-old firm Dilworth Paxson cuts a distinguished profile in the Keystone State as a multi-service law firm....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20
20
SCORE
5.159

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Lowenstein Sandler, a New Jersey law firm of nearly 300 attorneys, offers a full range of legal services. Its core practice areas include corporate,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
22
21
SCORE
5.068

Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has a long tradition serving the needs of business, non-profits and residents who call Delaware home. Judge John...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
19
22
SCORE
5.061

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
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23
SCORE
5.000

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Just past the half-century mark, Eckert Seamans has rapidly grown into a major east coast law firm with ten offices and more than 340 attorneys...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
25
24
SCORE
4.951

Littler Mendelson P.C.

For over 70 years, Littler has been a leader in the area of labor and employment law on a national, and recently, international scale. Bay Area...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
21
25
SCORE
4.755

Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller is a Philadelphia-based firm known for its trial and appellate work. Now with more than 50 attorneys and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
26
SCORE
4.727

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
NR
27
SCORE
4.646

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

One of the oldest firms in the country, Delaware firm Potter Anderson has been involved in historic and influential cases since its inception. Operating...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
24
28
SCORE
4.583

Gibbons P.C.

One of New Jersey's largest firms, the growing Gibbons has made it to National Law Journal's "Midsize Hot List" and continues to position itself as a...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
29
SCORE
4.575

Archer & Greiner PC

Archer & Greiner is a regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers in eight offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.  The...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
30
SCORE
4.479

Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti: a long name to match a long list of services. This full-service law firm is known for its expertise in...

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2016 Rank
NR