Chambers USA ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA. Our legal rankings are based on in-depth market analysis and independent research, conducted by our experienced team of researchers. For more information on our methodology and insights into our submissions process, please visit our methodology page. Chambers and Partners rankings and research will provide you with all the necessary information, statistics and firm overviews, regardless of whether you are a client, in-house counsel or GC, when needed to make an informed decision when purchasing legal services.
The Chambers USA team continues to work with 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.
The Chambers USA guide covers practice areas in all 50 states and Washington, DC. We cover up to 79 individual practice areas in our legal market coverage.
The Chambers USA 2021 guide research ran from August 2020 to February 2021. By having our researchers spend several months in carefully analyzing and researching each submitting 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 for legal advice and work.
Our legal coverage and editorial of the Northeast contains 1,585 Department Rankings and 3,898 Lawyer Rankings. For New York categories alone, we received 1,068 submissions and ranked 211 different law firms.
Our legal market coverage of the Midwest contains 998 Department Rankings and 2,711 Lawyer Rankings. 108 different law firms were ranked across Illinois and 837 of the top lawyers were also ranked.
The Chambers USA legal market analysis of the South contains 2,216 Department Rankings and 6,790 Lawyer Rankings. In Texas and Washington, DC we ranked 143 and 142 top law firms respectively.
Our insight into the West contains 1,287 Department Rankings and 3,382 Lawyer Rankings. 187 best law firms were ranked in California along with 1,342 lawyers.
Chambers and Partners continues to work with all law firms to ensure their women partners and associates are included in the Chambers research process, as diversity and inclusion in the legal market is a key focus for us. In Chambers USA 2021 we added over 1,000 rankings for women lawyers, including 216 in our USA - Nationwide categories.
In every state we rank the leading 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.
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.
Our market-leading ranking tables are compiled through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide. The Chambers Editorial for each ranked law firm and lawyer are designed to aid clients search for online legal advice and provide the information needed when making decisions on which firm to instruct.
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