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About the Chambers USA Legal Guide 2024

Welcome to the Chambers USA Guide 2024. Search the legal market’s best law firms and best lawyers in the USA, using the search functionality above. 

Chambers USA is the world’s leading legal data and analytics provider, highlighting the top lawyers and law firms across the USA for over two decades, so that buyers of legal services are equipped to make the best choice for when it matters.

Our legal rankings are unrivaled in accuracy, depth and quality and are conducted by our dedicated team of independent researchers, ensuring that our outcomes are trusted and credible across the globe. Find the top law firms in the USA with Chambers.

For more information on our methodology and insights into our submissions process and how your firm can rank in the Chambers USA guide, please visit the methodology page.    

The Chambers USA team continues to work with US law firms of all sizes, from boutique to global, during our research to ensure we cover all aspects of the US legal market for clients of all sizes and requirements to assist in their legal needs. Our rankings will connect you with some of the biggest law firms in the US and top US attorneys.

How does Chambers USA's analysis of the legal market help law firm clients?

Chambers’ best in class research teams of over 200 exceptional individuals assess lawyers and law firms across the USA, conducting thousands of one-on-one interviews per year with in-house counsel and third-party experts. The quality of our people ensures the highest accuracy in all that we do.  

By providing independent and impartial intelligence and market insight, Chambers supports and enables decision makers, from General Counsel at global blue-chip firms through to local businesses, to secure the talent that's right for them, while saving time and mitigating risk.  Our rankings include the most prestigious US law firms.

Chambers USA Guide 2025 Submissions

The submissions for the Chambers USA 2025 Guide are open, you can view the full schedule here

Keep up to date with all of your relevant submission deadlines throughout the year and get personalized submission reminders in your calendar here

For the 2025 release of the guide, we have new sections available for submissions.  

Chambers Spotlight

Chambers is on a mission to Spotlight the best small to medium-sized firms that can offer go-to counsel for legal buyers looking for more options and local expertise. 

In 2024 we have returned to Texas and also delved into the legal markets of Florida, New York and North Carolina - to view the rankings click here

Chambers USA Guide 2024: Highlights

In every state we rank the top US law firms in at least four areas of law: Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate. However, in most states we cover significantly more, meaning that Chambers USA contains over 50 different practice areas/sectors on a state and national level, allowing us to provide the relevant information to those looking for US legal support.  

This year, new areas of coverage include:  

  • Nationwide: Construction: International Disputes   
  • Nationwide: Higher Education  
  • Nationwide: Impact Investing 
  • Nationwide: Energy: PHMSA Specialists  
  • Nationwide: Transportation: Aviation: Transactional 

Rankings at state level are based upon the location in which a law firm or lawyer practices regardless of where their clients are located across the USA or globally, or where their deals and cases take place.  

Chambers USA Guide 2024: Summary

The Chambers USA guide and legal rankings cover practice areas in all 50 states, Washington, DC and at nationwide level, with hundreds of practice area-based ranking tables identifying the best practice groups and lawyers working across the US legal market.

10,065
Department Rankings
1,830
Unique Ranked Firms

To view a list of US law firms, please click here.

Ranked Lawyers

26,228
Lawyer Rankings
1,646
New Lawyer Rankings
5,287
Lawyer Rankings in USA Nationwide Categories

To view a list of the best attorneys in the United States, please click here.

Up-and-Coming and Associates to watch

1,278
Up-and-Comers and 204 Star Associates or Associates to Watch
588
Newly Ranked Up-and-Comers
103
Newly Ranked Star Associates and Associates to Watch

The Chambers USA 2024 guide research ran from August 2023 to February 2024.

Chambers USA 2023 Research Timeline

By having our researchers spend several months in carefully analyzing and researching each submitting US law firm and conducting several thousands of hours of interviews with referees, our rankings offer the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage of each law firm for those looking to find a lawyer, attorney or law firm in the US for legal advice and work.

Latest Legal News: Chambers USA

Update on Nationwide Sections No Longer Accepting Referees in Chambers USA 2025
Discover which sections in the 2025 edition of Chambers USA will no longer be accepting referees and how these sections will be researched and ranked. 

New Submission Areas For Chambers USA 2025
The Chambers USA 2025 Guide sees new practice areas open for submissions. Discover which new ranking opportunities are available in the guide.

The Rise in Law Firm Mergers in the United States
Learn about the increase in law firm mergers in the US in this legal topics article.

United States Legal Market Overview of M&A and Private Equity
Explore the latest insights and trends in M&A and Private Equity sectors in the USA.

Energy Transition Legal Market Trends in the United States of America
Discover the main trends from this year's research into the hot topic of Energy transition in the USA.

The State of the United States Government Relations and Affairs
Explore the findings the USA team discovered during their research into the Government Relations market.

Responsible business: The new battleground for employer brand?
Discover insights from Leading Teams; a new benchmarking law firm team engagement, on the key drivers of engagement for top legal talent.

The Impact of Public Finance on Community Development
In this legal topics article, discover the role public finance plays in community development and learn how specialized public finance lawyers contribute to their success.

How-to Chambers: USA 2023 FAQs
Find the answers to questions asked during the How-to Chambers: USA 2023 webinar. The questions cover rankings, referee contacts and submissions.

Key attributes for law firm clients in the US
What are some key attributes that clients look at when deciding on what law firm to work with? Find out what clients priotitize in decision making and what is demanded from their legal counsel.  

Key Labor and Employment Market Trends
Labor and Employment has been a hot topic in our latest round of research of the legal market across the us, discover what has been driving this and what market trends have been discovered in this area of law.

Gender and Diversity trends in US law firms
The US legal market has seen law firms place more focus on their Diversity and Inclusion policies. This article explores the current trends and investigates what the future might hold in this area of the legal market. 

The Great Resignation of Associates
What are the key priorities for Associates when they are looking to make their next career move? What is most important when choosing their next law firm to work at? Discover our findings on this key topic that has disrupted the US legal market.

Trends across the Litigation legal market
The Chambers USA team discusses recent trends across the Litigation sector in the US based on the feedback received during the course of their research.

Meet the Chambers USA Research Team
Learn about the research team behind the Chambers USA Guide and understand which section each of the researcher oversees.

Overview of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its role across the US legal market
Learn about the recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration trends and developments and the OSH Act in the US.

Analysis of False Claims Act across the US Legal Market
The Chambers USA team analyze the False Claims Act and discusses the trends and developments projected for the future in this market.

The Rise of the US Immigration Lawyer
Learn about the rise in demand for immigration legal services across the United States and what Chambers research into the area has discovered.

Read past legal topics

A Year in Review of the Leisure and Hospitality sector
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Leisure and Hospitality market but despite the many legal challenges and issues, there is a positive future. Read about how the legal market has had to deal with matters surrounding furlough schemes, management agreements and more.

A look at the state of the Energy market in the US
After a challenging year, the energy market in the US has been analysed with this article providing insights into the industry, a look at what the Biden administrations agenda on energy is and more.

Diversity and Inclusion Highlights for Chambers USA 2021
Discover which state ranked the most number of women lawyers and learn more about the diversity statistics for this edition of the guide.

Ranking statistics for Chambers USA 2021
An overview look at the key law firm and lawyer rankings in the upcoming edition of the Chambers USA guide.

Growth in the Private Equity market
Read about how the market is seeing a growth despite a challenging year and details on key states which have seen growing numbers of expert practitioners in the sector.

What is the Magic Circle and who is in it?
Read the article for an insight into the Magic Circle, analysis of the firms ranking who make up the circle, and a look at what the future may hold for these global firms.

Meet the Chambers Legal Research Team

Kush Cheema
North America Research Director
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James Haggerty
Head of USA Research
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Alek Quick-Tomasevic
Research Manager:
Intellectual Property, Life Sciences
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Eleanor Dobson
Principal Research Specialist:
Banking & Finance, Cannabis, Funds, Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Privacy & Data Security, REITs, Sports Law
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Evie Bispham Staite
Research Manager:
Construction, Energy, Environment, Projects, Public Finance
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Matthew Court
Principal Research Specialist:
Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Tax, Tech & Outsourcing
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Shane Boothby
Principal Research Specialist:
Commercial Litigation, Insurance, International Arbitration, Product Liability, Securities Litigation
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Kypriana Savva | Chambers USA Principal Research Specialist
Kypriana Savva
Principal Research Specialist:
Antitrust, FCPA, White-Collar Crime and Spotlight Guides
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Tom Lambert
Principal Research Specialist:
Capital Markets, FSR, Government Contracts, International Trade, Real Estate, Securities Regulation
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Annabel Evans Chambers USA Research Manager
Annabel Evans
Research Manager:
EBEC, Government Relations, Labor & Employment, Media & Advertising, Political Law
Contact Annabel
Faiza Jibril
Commercial Director - USA
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If your practice area isn't listed, please get in touch with James Haggerty or another member of the team who will be able to direct your query.

About our Legal Rankings

Our rankings and market intelligence are based on unrivaled and in-depth market analysis and independent research, all of which is conducted by our dedicated team of Research Analysts, who speak to law firm clients/referees to analyse the level of client services and work each submitting law firm offers.  

For more information on our methodology and insights into our submissions process and how your law firm can rank in the Chambers USA guide, please visit our methodology page.  

In-Depth Overviews

Jurisdiction
DELAWARE: An Introduction

In addition to the dictates of US federal law, every business organization must be formed under the...

Jurisdiction
NEW YORK: An Introduction

On 30 June 2023, the New York State legislature passed a bill to ban new non-compete clauses in emp...

Practice Area
CALIFORNIA: An Introduction to Insurance: Insurer

Insurance professionals in California should follow 2024-25 with two things in mind – the past and...

Practice Area
CALIFORNIA: An Introduction to Litigation: Appellate

Appellate litigation in California reflects the size and diversity of the state. The California Sup...

Practice Area
CONNECTICUT: An Introduction to Corporate/M&A

 The outlook for M&A activity this year remains uncertain as interest rates remain high and the...

Practice Area
GEORGIA: An Introduction to Labor & Employment

Several proposed rules could significantly change the 2024 legal landscape for Georgia employers, r...

Practice Area
MARYLAND: An Introduction to Labor & Employment

 Maryland is a progressive state in terms of employment legislation. Democratic voters outnumber Re...

Practice Area
NATIONWIDE: An Introduction to Food & Beverages: Alcohol

The alcohol industry is a unique case study in the current complex global landscape. It is a sector...

Practice Area
NATIONWIDE: An Introduction to Political Law

Recent election controversies, proposed federal agency rules, state and federal legislation, shareh...

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