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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 Boston

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SCORE
9.00

Ropes & Gray LLP

Founded in 1865, Ropes & Gray has expanded in every measurable way in the 21st century, acquiring smaller boutique firms in the States while claiming...

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2013 Rank
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2
SCORE
8.74

WilmerHale

Since Wilmer Cutler Pickering LLP and Hale and Dorr LLP merged to become WilmerHale in 2004, the firm has established itself as one of the preeminent...

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2013 Rank
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3
SCORE
8.10

Goodwin Procter LLP

Founded in Boston in 1912, Goodwin Procter is known for its IP litigation, financial services, private equity, real estate capital markets, technology...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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4
SCORE
7.31

Bingham McCutchen LLP

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2013 Rank
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5
SCORE
6.72

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Giant among Mortals Kind of like Oprah or Beyoncé, Skadden is a giant among mortals. Known by its one name, it sits atop its world, continuously...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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6
SCORE
6.71

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Since 1899, Choate Hall & Stewart has remained a Boston firm through and through. Although smaller in number than their national competitors, Choate...

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2013 Rank
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7
SCORE
6.68

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

A Boston institution since 1933, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo is now a national powerhouse, claiming such blue chippers as Biogen Idec...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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8
SCORE
6.67

Foley Hoag LLP

Hailing from the land of red socks and chowder, Foley Hoag has stayed close to its Boston roots. With only three locations--in Massachusetts, DC and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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9
SCORE
6.39

Fish & Richardson P.C.

An influential player in the development of American intellectual property law, Fish & Richardson has evolved with the inventions of its clients:...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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10
SCORE
6.11

Goulston & Storrs PC

Founded in 1900, Goulston & Storrs is an AmLaw 200 firm with a reputation for being one of the best places to work in the Boston region and beyond,...

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2013 Rank
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11
SCORE
6.03

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

A powerhouse in restructuring, M&A, private equity, and litigation, Weil, Gotshal & Manges has long been one of the world's leading law firms....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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12
SCORE
5.95

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a full-service midsize firm boasting top-flight legal talent as well as efficiency and cost-savings for clients....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
12
13
SCORE
5.76

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

A Chicago institution since the 1930s, McDermott Will & Emery has, in recent decades, broadened its gaze from the Windy City to new markets in the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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14
SCORE
5.71

Nixon Peabody LLP

Nixon Peabody's 650+ lawyers collaborate together to handle complex challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, intellectual property and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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15
SCORE
5.56

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham is one of the world's largest law firms, a bona fide member of the clique that includes the Magic Circle and the elite U.S. heritage firms. With...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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16
SCORE
5.45

Brown Rudnick LLP

Still building on six decades of legal experience, Brown Rudnick is a New England staple with core practices in bankruptcy, structured finance,...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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17
SCORE
5.38

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Editor's note:  In January 2015 Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and Locke Lord  merged under the Locke Lord name.  The...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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18
SCORE
5.22

K&L Gates LLP

What a difference a couple of years make: the firm now branded K&L Gates has undergone a series of identity-shifting mergers in modern times. On the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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18
SCORE
5.22

Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Sullivan and Worcester is a large, cautiously growing Boston firm with emphases on corporate, tax and litigation and a knack for extending business...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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19
SCORE
5.09

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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2013 Rank
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20
SCORE
5.01

Holland & Knight LLP

A veritable global conglomerate, Holland & Knight complements its fleet of offices in the United States with locations in the UK and Latin America,...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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21
SCORE
4.95

Dechert LLP

Since its founding in 1875, Dechert has become international global legal force to be reckoned with. In the United States, the firm is particularly...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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22
SCORE
4.60

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

Founded in 1927, Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. has grown to be one of the preeminent intellectual property firms in the Northeast, and has been a...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
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23
SCORE
4.59

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Founded in 1945 by a trio of labor lawyers in Chicago, Seyfarth Shaw has grown to more than 800 lawyers across 14 offices in the U.S., London, Melbourne,...

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2013 Rank
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24
SCORE
4.40

Burns & Levinson LLP

Founded in 1960 by Thomas Burns and Larry Levinson, this Boston-based firm's strengths include business law and litigation, intellectual property, real...

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2013 Rank
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25
SCORE
4.00

Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP

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