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

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Law Firms in the Mid-Atlantic

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SCORE
8.54

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

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

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2015 Rank
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2
SCORE
8.18

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...

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2015 Rank
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3
SCORE
7.86

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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2015 Rank
4
4
SCORE
7.74

Dechert LLP

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

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2015 Rank
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5
SCORE
7.42

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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2015 Rank
5
6
SCORE
7.38

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...

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2015 Rank
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7
SCORE
7.21

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Drinker Biddle is a longstanding firm with a forward-thinking attitude.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, the firm has hubs in major U.S. cities...

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2015 Rank
9
8
SCORE
7.09

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...

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2015 Rank
8
9
SCORE
7.01

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...

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2015 Rank
7
10
SCORE
6.97

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...

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2015 Rank
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11
SCORE
6.86

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...

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2015 Rank
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12
SCORE
6.40

Hogan Lovells US 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...

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2015 Rank
16
13
SCORE
6.37

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,...

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2015 Rank
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14
SCORE
6.18

Fox Rothschild LLP

With nearly 600 attorneys practicing across 19 offices coast to coast serving clients in various industries, Fox Rothschild doesn't put all of its eggs...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
14
15
SCORE
6.12

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...

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16
SCORE
6.11

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,...

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17
SCORE
6.00

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...

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2015 Rank
18
18
SCORE
5.83

Richards, Layton & Finger

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

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2015 Rank
17
19
SCORE
5.57

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

2015 Rank
19
20
SCORE
5.53

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....

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2015 Rank
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21
SCORE
5.47

Littler Mendelson P.C.

For over 70 years, San Francisco-based Littler has been a leader in the area of labor and employment law. Bay Area Beginnings Littler was founded in...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
22
22
SCORE
5.44

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,...

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2015 Rank
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23
SCORE
5.37

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

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2015 Rank
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24
SCORE
5.29

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...

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2015 Rank
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25
SCORE
5.21

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...

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2015 Rank
25