These rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the ranking.
Best’s rankings features law firms who are given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers.
Achieving a first tier ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breathe of expertise.
These rankings showcase more than 10,000 law firms ranked nationally or by metropolitan region. Firms are ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas and by metro or state in 118 practice areas.
The national first tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News and World Report’s “Money Issue” on news stands November 20, 2012.
The national and metropolitan first tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication, which is being distributed to more than 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.
The rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.