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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 Boston

1
SCORE
9.050

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray has expanded in every measurable way in the 21st century, acquiring smaller boutique firms in the States while claiming new turf in Asia...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.391

WilmerHale

Since Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP and Hale and Dorr LLP merged to become WilmerHale in 2004, the firm has established itself as one of the preeminent...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.144

Goodwin

Founded in Boston in 1912, over the past century Goodwin has grown to more than 1,000 lawyers in ten offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.006

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Since 1899, Choate Hall & Stewart has remained a Boston firm through and through. Although smaller in number than their national competitors, Choate...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
5
SCORE
7.000

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
4
6
SCORE
6.796

Foley Hoag LLP

Hailing from the land of red socks and chowder, Foley Hoag has stayed close to its Boston roots. With only four locations-in Massachusetts, New York, DC,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
7
SCORE
6.674

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

A Boston institution since 1933, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is now a national powerhouse, claiming such blue chippers as Biogen Idec...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
8
SCORE
6.249

Fish & Richardson P.C.

An influential player in the development of American intellectual property law, Fish & Richardson has evolved with the inventions of its clients:...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
9
SCORE
6.208

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham is one of the world's largest law firms, a bona fide member of the clique that includes the Magic Circle and the elite U.S. heritage firms. With...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
8
10
SCORE
6.152

Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose is practically synonymous with "sports law"-clients include Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
11
SCORE
5.989

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

A powerhouse in restructuring, M&A, private equity, and litigation, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has long been one of the world's leading law firms....

TRENDING

2017 Rank
13
12
SCORE
5.963

Goulston & Storrs PC

Founded in 1900, Goulston & Storrs is an AmLaw 200 firm with a reputation for being one of the best places to work in the Boston region and beyond,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
13
SCORE
5.955

Cooley LLP

Cooley LLP was founded in 1920 in San Francisco by Arthur Cooley and Louis Crowley. The practice they started went on to become a major player in...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
16
14
SCORE
5.779

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a full-service midsize firm boasting top-flight legal talent as well as efficiency and cost-savings for clients. Among...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
11
15
SCORE
5.765

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
14
16
SCORE
5.571

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
17
17
SCORE
5.549

Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody's 650+ lawyers collaborate together to handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
15
18
SCORE
5.418

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
18
19
SCORE
5.177

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

A Chicago institution since the 1930s, McDermott Will & Emery has, in recent decades, broadened its gaze from the Windy City to new markets in the...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
19
20
SCORE
5.055

Holland & Knight LLP

A veritable global conglomerate, Holland & Knight complements its fleet of offices in the United States with locations in the UK and Latin America,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
20
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