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Best Law Firms by 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

2019 Best Law Firms in the Mid-Atlantic

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SCORE
8.268

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

2018 Rank
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2
SCORE
7.930

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

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
7.566

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

2018 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.518

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

2018 Rank
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5
SCORE
7.101

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

2018 Rank
6
6
SCORE
7.028

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

2018 Rank
5
7
SCORE
6.868

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

2018 Rank
7
8
SCORE
6.737

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

2018 Rank
8
9
SCORE
6.667

Hogan Lovells LLP

Formed in 2010 by the merger of DC's Hogan & Hartson and London's Lovells, Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 45 offices in the United...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
10
SCORE
6.610

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

2018 Rank
9
11
SCORE
6.449

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

2018 Rank
11
12
SCORE
6.433

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

2018 Rank
12
13
SCORE
6.110

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

2018 Rank
14
14
SCORE
6.105

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

2018 Rank
13
15
SCORE
5.803

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Editor's note: Saul Ewing LLP and Arnstein & Lehr LLP merged on September 1, 2017 to form Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.  The...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
15
16
SCORE
5.558

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

2018 Rank
18
17
SCORE
5.416

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

2018 Rank
16
18
SCORE
5.348

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

2018 Rank
17
19
SCORE
5.255

Littler Mendelson P.C.

For more than 75 years, Littler has been a leader in the area of labor and employment law on a national, and recently, international scale. Bay Area...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
21
20
SCORE
5.161

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

2018 Rank
20
21
SCORE
5.064

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

2018 Rank
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22
SCORE
4.901

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

2018 Rank
24
23
SCORE
4.870

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

2018 Rank
19
24
SCORE
4.769

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller is a Philadelphia-based firm known for its trial and appellate work. With 49 attorneys and offices in...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
29
25
SCORE
4.758

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

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TRENDING

2018 Rank
27
26
SCORE
4.731

Day Pitney LLP

Tops in Connecticut It has been four years since Connecticut's largest and most profitable law firm merged with one of New Jersey's largest...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
25
27
SCORE
4.728

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

The second-largest law firm in Delaware, Young Conaway's status as a leading bankruptcy and corporate counseling and litigation firm transcends its small...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
26
28
SCORE
4.636

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

2018 Rank
28
29
SCORE
4.610

Archer & Greiner, P.C.

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
30
SCORE
4.580

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

2018 Rank
23
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