U.S.News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, partnered with U.S. News & World Report, the leading rankings publication in the U.S., to establish the U.S.News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings. Major clients and leading lawyers are asked to rate the law firms they consider best in their practice area. The survey responses are then combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers at these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey. Hard numbers are also used to develop the practice area rankings - data about lawyers and their experience, clients within different billing ranges, transactions and litigation matters at different dollar levels, pro-bono commitment, diversity, and other data.