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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 Midwest

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SCORE
8.11

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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2
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6.56

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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3
SCORE
6.36

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...

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5
4
SCORE
6.34

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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5
SCORE
6.12

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...

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2015 Rank
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6
SCORE
5.92

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...

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NR
7
SCORE
5.91

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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2015 Rank
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8
SCORE
5.71

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...

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9
SCORE
5.64

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Coming soon*

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13
10
SCORE
5.59

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...

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11
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5.58

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...

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12
SCORE
5.57

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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12
13
SCORE
5.50

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...

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14
SCORE
5.17

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Coming soon*

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15
SCORE
5.13

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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23
16
SCORE
5.12

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...

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17
SCORE
5.09

Lathrop & Gage LLP

Coming soon*

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18
SCORE
5.00

Lewis Rice LLC

Coming soon*

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19
SCORE
4.98

Dykema Gossett PLLC

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

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2015 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
4.91

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...

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14
21
SCORE
4.85

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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22
SCORE
4.84

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,...

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23
SCORE
4.82

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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24
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4.81

Dickinson Wright PLLC

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25
SCORE
4.78

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...

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23