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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 Midwest

1
SCORE
8.391

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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2016 Rank
1
2
SCORE
6.528

Baker & Hostetler LLP

A Cleveland native with a largely domestic focus, BakerHostetler has involved itself in a number of cases that shaped America over the past 99 years. The...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
3
SCORE
6.447

Bryan Cave LLP

Employing a combination of expansion, foreign alliances and domestic mergers, Bryan Cave has established itself in the 21st century as an ambitious...

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2016 Rank
2
4
SCORE
6.428

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Squire Patton Boggs has a multi-disciplinary team of over 1500 lawyers in 44 offices across 21 countries. Their expansion has been through a unique mix...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
6
5
SCORE
6.197

Foley & Lardner LLP

While Foley & Lardner handles a wide range of business matters, the majority of the firm's major clients come from the automotive, energy, health...

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2016 Rank
4
6
SCORE
6.147

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

In early 2012, Minnesota-based Faegre Benson joined with Indianapolis firm Baker & Daniels to form Faegre Baker Daniels, a 770-attorney firm with...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
3
7
SCORE
5.429

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey & Whitney was founded in 1912 when William Lancaster, a prominent Minneapolis lawyer joined forces with David Simpson, a Minnesota Supreme...

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2016 Rank
7
8
SCORE
5.406

Husch Blackwell LLP

Formed from a 2008 combination of two midwestern law firms--Husch & Eppenberger and Blackwell Sanders--Husch Blackwell is a full-service law firm...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
9
SCORE
5.365

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
14
10
SCORE
5.348

Polsinelli PC

Polsinelli was founded in 1972 by Jim Polsinelli and two other attorneys as a business and real estate firm in Kansas City, Missouri. Since then, the...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
11
SCORE
5.340

Ice Miller LLP

Typically Miller and Ice aren't words you usually combine while searching for advice, but Ice Miller is prepared to dish it out. The law firm and...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
16
12
SCORE
5.308

Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine is a Cleveland-based firm with regional strengths in numerous practice areas including construction, transportation, environmental law,...

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2016 Rank
21
13
SCORE
5.303

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Founded in 1885, Taft employs 330 attorneys who work out of seven offices in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Arizona. The firm operates in just about every...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20
14
SCORE
5.263

Thompson Coburn LLP

St. Louis firm Thompson Coburn's southern headquarters accompany its DC and Chicago locations, but the firm's reach extends nationally. Its high-profile...

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2016 Rank
12
15
SCORE
5.168

Dentons

The legal behemoth firm known as Dentons is the product of a flurry of mergers in the last half decade, most recently with McKenna Long & Aldridge in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
16
SCORE
5.124

Frost Brown Todd LLC

Frost Brown Todd serves Midwestern and southern clients from its offices in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. The firm houses more than 40...

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2016 Rank
23
17
SCORE
5.094

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
9
18
SCORE
5.038

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Kansas City-based Shook Hardy & Bacon is a top litigation practice where big names turn for representation in bet-the-company cases. The firm is also...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
19
SCORE
5.009

Quarles & Brady LLP

Milwaukee's second largest firm, Quarles & Brady has successfully combined its Midwestern roots with multi-region power through thriving health law...

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2016 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
5.000

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Founded over 165 years ago, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur operates through half a dozen offices in Ohio, Florida and Washington, DC. Porter Wright...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
25
21
SCORE
4.977

Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 150 attorneys in its three Ohio offices who focus on business services,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
4.805

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

With more than 475 attorneys in 13 cities throughout the Midwest, Dinsmore & Shohl serves both local interests in areas like West Virginia, Kentucky...

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2016 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
4.758

Ulmer & Berne

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
4.738

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

From its Midwestern hub in Indianapolis, Barnes & Thornburg has aggressively expanded to serve a large network of clients throughout the U.S. In...

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2016 Rank
15
25
SCORE
4.717

Lewis Rice LLC

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
18
26
SCORE
4.711

Lathrop & Gage LLP

Coming soon*

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2016 Rank
17
27
SCORE
4.551

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Fredrikson & Byron, a Minnesota-based law firm, offers clients legal services in a variety of areas including environmental law, emerging businesses,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
22
28
SCORE
4.515

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Founded in 1938, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff is one of Cleveland's most notable law firms. Regionally, the firm is strong in corporate...

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2016 Rank
NR
29
SCORE
4.488

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Like its U.S. Senator namesake founder, Bricker is a strong force in Ohio legal and public life, advising businesses, nonprofit organizations,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
30
SCORE
4.444

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Editor's note: In May 2015 Dykema Gossett PLLC and  Cox Smith Matthews announced a merger under the Dykema name (Dykema Cox Smith in Texas)....

TRENDING

2016 Rank
19