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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 Midwest

1
SCORE
8.343

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
1
2
SCORE
6.510

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

2018 Rank
4
3
SCORE
6.470

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

2018 Rank
2
4
SCORE
6.059

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

2018 Rank
3
5
SCORE
6.006

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

2018 Rank
6
6
SCORE
5.801

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

2018 Rank
7
7
SCORE
5.722

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
8
SCORE
5.500

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

2018 Rank
8
9
SCORE
5.358

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

2018 Rank
18
10
SCORE
5.351

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

2018 Rank
9
11
SCORE
5.324

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

2018 Rank
10
12
SCORE
5.255

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

2018 Rank
15
13
SCORE
5.243

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

2018 Rank
17
14
SCORE
5.187

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

2018 Rank
12
15
SCORE
5.158

Thompson Hine LLP

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
13
16
SCORE
5.155

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

2018 Rank
26
17
SCORE
5.147

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

With more than 475 attorneys in 21 cities throughout the country, Dinsmore & Shohl serves both local interests in areas like West Virginia, Kentucky...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
22
18
SCORE
5.136

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Stinson Leonard Street LLP is a Kansas City-based firm with more than 450 attorneys in offices in the Midwest, Mountain West and Southwest, and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
11
19
SCORE
5.125

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

2018 Rank
19
20
SCORE
5.067

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

2018 Rank
16
21
SCORE
4.938

Quarles & Brady LLP

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
20
22
SCORE
4.893

Tucker Ellis LLP

Tucker Ellis has a national reputation for its trial work, particularly in the areas of Pharmaceutical, Mass Tort, Product Liability, Class Action, and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
24
23
SCORE
4.851

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

2018 Rank
14
24
SCORE
4.791

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

2018 Rank
21
25
SCORE
4.772

Dykema Gossett PLLC

Dykema is a national law firm with an especially strong presence in the Midwest cities where it first put down roots. Since the firm's merge with Texas...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
25
26
SCORE
4.763

Bricker & Eckler LLP

The Midwest-based powerhouse Bricker & Eckler is a full-service law firm that operates out of the firm's six offices across Ohio. Like its U.S....

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
27
SCORE
4.747

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

2018 Rank
NR
28
SCORE
4.739

Dickinson Wright PLLC

TRENDING

2018 Rank
29
29
SCORE
4.539

Ulmer & Berne

Coming soon*

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2018 Rank
NR
30
SCORE
4.377

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Founded in 1938, Benesch is one of Cleveland's most notable law firms. Benesch's core practice areas include corporate & securities, healthcare,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
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