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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

2014 Best Law Firms in the Midwest

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SCORE
8.62

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
SCORE
6.98

Squire Sanders

Effective June 1, 2014, Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs merged to create Squire Patton Boggs.  The combined firm consists of over 1,500 lawyers...

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2013 Rank
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3
SCORE
6.53

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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2013 Rank
2
4
SCORE
6.35

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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2013 Rank
5
5
SCORE
6.33

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Coming soon*

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2013 Rank
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6
SCORE
6.27

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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2013 Rank
4
7
SCORE
5.74

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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2013 Rank
15
8
SCORE
5.57

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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2013 Rank
10
9
SCORE
5.48

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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2013 Rank
11
10
SCORE
5.46

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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2013 Rank
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11
SCORE
5.43

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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2013 Rank
22
12
SCORE
5.40

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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2013 Rank
13
13
SCORE
5.38

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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2013 Rank
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14
SCORE
5.35

Lathrop & Gage LLP

Coming soon*

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2013 Rank
19
15
SCORE
5.33

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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2013 Rank
20
16
SCORE
5.19

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Founded in 1948 by Jason Honigman and Milton "Jack" Miller, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP has grown into a full-service business...

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17
SCORE
5.16

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Coming soon*

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2013 Rank
14
18
SCORE
5.14

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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12
19
SCORE
5.10

Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Coming soon

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NR
20
SCORE
5.05

Ulmer & Berne

Coming soon*

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2013 Rank
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21
SCORE
5.00

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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2013 Rank
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21
SCORE
5.00

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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2013 Rank
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22
SCORE
4.96

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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2013 Rank
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23
SCORE
4.93

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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2013 Rank
16
24
SCORE
4.91

Lewis Rice LLC

Coming soon*

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NR
25
SCORE
4.68

Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP

Overview coming soon

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2013 Rank
24