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Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region

Associates rate the reputations of peer firms in their own region. These rankings reveal the most prestigious 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 is only able 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

2018 Best Law Firms in the Mid-Atlantic

1
SCORE
8.602

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.108

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan Lewis has branched out from its Philadelphia roots to build an international network of lawyers in thirty offices reaching from Boston to...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.889

Dechert LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.808

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

2017 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.123

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

2017 Rank
8
6
SCORE
7.013

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
7
SCORE
6.817

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

2017 Rank
9
8
SCORE
6.793

Duane Morris LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
9
SCORE
6.773

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Pepper Hamilton was founded more than 125 years ago in the City of Brotherly Love, where it strictly remained for 80 years. In 1969, it opened its first...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
10
SCORE
6.669

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 45 offices in the United...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
14
11
SCORE
6.557

Ballard Spahr LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
12
SCORE
6.480

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

2017 Rank
11
13
SCORE
6.100

Fox Rothschild LLP

With more than 800 attorneys practicing across 22 offices coast to coast serving clients in various industries, Fox Rothschild doesn't put all of its...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
13
14
SCORE
6.049

Cozen O'Connor

Cozen O'Connor is a full-service North American law firm of over 600 attorneys in 23 offices across the US, UK, and Canada. Through the firm's main...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
15
SCORE
5.961

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

2017 Rank
16
16
SCORE
5.932

Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware's largest law firm and one of its oldest, has been committed from its founding to helping sophisticated clients...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
18
17
SCORE
5.791

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

2017 Rank
15
18
SCORE
5.565

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

2017 Rank
17
19
SCORE
5.373

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

2017 Rank
21
20
SCORE
5.349

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

2017 Rank
20
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