Announcing the 2021 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

For the 11th Edition of “Best Law Firms,” Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report once again partnered to rank more than 15,000 firms in various areas of legal practice. 

“Best Law Firms” Rankings

“Best Law Firms” is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. (Read our full “Best Law Firms” methodology.)

The rankings encompass a diverse group of firms across the nation, making them a valuable research tool for the legal community as well as clients in search of legal counsel. Presented in tiers, the rankings give designations to firms in 75 major practice areas nationally and in 127 practice areas regionally.

“Law Firm of the Year” Awards

For the tenth year, one law firm in 75 practice areas has received the prestigious 2021 “Law Firm of the Year” recognition. Law firms receiving the “Law Firm of the Year” designation have an impressive overall performance in our research of a given practice area, representing a significant showing in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” initiative.

Explore “Best Law Firms”

Whether potential clients are representatives of Fortune 1000 companies or small business owners or individuals, we believe the “Best Law Firms” rankings provide a credible and reliable resource to assist in finding the right firm for their needs.

Our annual “Best Law Firms” publication, available online now and in print on December 10, showcases all Tier 1 firms ranked nationally and by region and includes a wealth of discussion on industry-shaping issues penned by firms honored in our rankings.

Access the entire database, featuring all rankings in all tiers online at


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