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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 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

1
SCORE
8.620

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

2013 Rank
1
2
SCORE
6.980

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...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
3
SCORE
6.530

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

2013 Rank
2
4
SCORE
6.350

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

2013 Rank
5
5
SCORE
6.330

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

2013 Rank
9
6
SCORE
6.270

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

2013 Rank
4
7
SCORE
5.740

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

2013 Rank
15
8
SCORE
5.570

Thompson Hine LLP

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
10
9
SCORE
5.480

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

2013 Rank
11
10
SCORE
5.460

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

2013 Rank
7
11
SCORE
5.430

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

2013 Rank
22
12
SCORE
5.400

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

2013 Rank
13
13
SCORE
5.380

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

2013 Rank
6
14
SCORE
5.350

Lathrop & Gage LLP

Since its founding in 1873, Lathrop & Gage has grown to ten offices nationwide, from Los Angeles to Boston, helping the firm reach all their clients'...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
19
15
SCORE
5.330

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

2013 Rank
20
16
SCORE
5.190

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...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
17
SCORE
5.160

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Coming soon*

TRENDING

2013 Rank
14
18
SCORE
5.140

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

2013 Rank
12
19
SCORE
5.100

Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Coming soon

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
5.050

Ulmer & Berne

Coming soon*

TRENDING

2013 Rank
22
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