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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 Midwest

1
SCORE
8.502

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
1
2
SCORE
6.698

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has a multi-disciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries on five continents. Their expansion has...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
3
SCORE
6.607

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

2017 Rank
6
4
SCORE
6.395

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 century. The...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
5
SCORE
6.281

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
6
SCORE
6.123

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
7
SCORE
5.805

Dentons

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
15
8
SCORE
5.787

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
9
SCORE
5.726

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
24
10
SCORE
5.561

Polsinelli PC

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions and entrepreneurs nationally. In 1972,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
11
SCORE
5.506

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

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TRENDING

2017 Rank
17
12
SCORE
5.466

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

2017 Rank
8
13
SCORE
5.410

Thompson Hine LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
14
SCORE
5.404

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
14
15
SCORE
5.395

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Taft employs nearly 400 attorneys who work out of nine offices in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Arizona. The firm operates in just...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
13
16
SCORE
5.385

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a top litigation practice where big names turn for representation in bet-the-company cases. Founded in 1889 by attorney...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
18
17
SCORE
5.315

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown from a four-person office to become one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
18
SCORE
5.279

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

2017 Rank
11
19
SCORE
5.250

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...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
16
20
SCORE
5.211

Quarles & Brady LLP

Quarles & Brady has successfully combined its Midwestern roots with multi-region power through thriving health law and intellectual property...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
19
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