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About Chambers USA

Chambers USA is the leading legal directory, ranking the top lawyers and law firms across the USA. Our legal rankings are based on unrivaled and in-depth market analysis and independent research, all of which is conducted by our dedicated team of researchers. 

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 our methodology page.

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. 

Chambers USA 2022 Guide Launch webinar
Chambers USA Guide 2022 | Virtual Launch Event, June 1
Watch our on-demand guide launch event where the Chambers USA team discusses market trends and findings from this year's research.
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How-to Chambers: USA 2023
Hear from the Chambers USA team on what makes a successful submission and best practices.
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Research Updates

The Chambers USA 2023 research schedule is now live. Start planning your submissions now for a successful ranking by discovering the relevant deadlines for your sections. For this edition of the guide, we also have
new sections available for submissions. View the schedule here

Coverage

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. 

Chambers USA 2022 Research timeline

The Chambers USA 2022 guide research ran from August 2021 to February 2022. 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.

New in Chambers USA

USA Firm rankings
8,865
Department Rankings
USA Individual rankings
1,621
Unique Ranked Firms

Ranked Lawyers

23,568
Lawyer
Rankings
2,770
New Lawyer
Rankings
USA Nationwide rankings
4,639
Lawyer Rankings in USA
Nationwide Categories

Up-and-Coming and Associates to watch

USA associates to watch
1,188
Up-and-Comers and 296 Star Associates
or Associates to Watch
USA Up and Commers associates
497
Newly Ranked
Up-and-Comers
104
Newly Ranked Star Associates
and Associates to Watch

Key Law Firm Department Ranking Statistics

Law Firm Department Rankings by Practice Area

Key Law Firm Attorney Ranking Statistics

Attorney Rankings by Law Firm

Chambers USA 2022 includes a number of new sections

New Nationwide sections
- False Claims Act
- Occupational Safety and Health
Life Sciences
New Life Sciences sections in Massachusetts and New Jersey

Which are the new ranked sections in Chambers USA 2022?

Based on our research, we have identified new sections of coverage for this edition of the guide.

New areas Chambers USA 2022
New sections across the USA

Georgia: Tech & Outsourcing 
Kansas: Intellectual Property 
Louisiana: Insurance  
Mississippi: Tax 
Missouri: Healthcare  
Oregon: Bankruptcy/Restructuring 
Oregon: Energy & Natural Resources   
Tennessee: Construction 
West Virginia: Immigration 

In every state we rank the top 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. 

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

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 Chambers USA Guide. The Chambers Editorial for each ranked law firm and lawyer is designed to help clients search for online legal advice and provide the information needed when making decisions on which firm to instruct.

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. 

Legal Topics for Chambers USA

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.

Corporate Finance: Challenges and Opportunities
Discover key trends and insights for the US Corporate Finance market as identified from the Chambers USA team during their 2022 research.

Chambers USA 2022 D&I Highlights
Discover the key diversity and inclusion statistics featured in the Chambers USA 2022 guide.

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 level services across the United States and what Chambers research into the area has discovered.

Update on Nationwide Sections no longer accepting referees
Learn about which Nationwide sections will no longer be accepting referees for the upcoming 2023 edition of the Chambers USA Guide.

New Submission Areas For Chambers USA 2023
Discover the new practice areas that will be included in Chambers USA 2023. The new edition will be covering a number of emerging and growing practice areas across the US legal market.

New appointments in the USA research team
Read about the updates made to the Chambers USA team and the promotion of Kush Cheema and James Haggerty to the positions of USA Research Director and Head of USA Research respectively.

How-to Chambers: USA 2022 FAQs
Find the answers to questions asked during the How-to Chambers: USA 2022 webinar. The questions cover rankings, referee contacts and submissions.

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 Research and Editorial Team

Kush Cheema
North America Research Director
Contact Kush
James Haggerty
Head of USA Research
Contact James
Jane Pasquali
Research Manager: Please note Jane Pasquali is currently on maternity leave
Contact Jane
Vian Chowdhury
Research Manager:
Corporate M&A, International Trade, Tax
Contact Vian
Zahra Damji
Research Manager:
EBEC, Government Relations, Labor & Employment, Media & Advertising, Political Law
Contact Zahra
Alek Quick-Tomasevic
Research Manager:
Corporate Crime, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Securities, White-Collar Crime
Contact Alek
Keavy Hunnigal-Gaw
Research Manager:
Antitrust, Capital Markets, Environment, Insurance, Real Estate
Contact Keavy
Eleanor Dobson
Research Manager:
Banking & Finance, Funds, FSR, Food & Beverages, Privacy & Data Security, REITs, Sports Law
Contact Eleanor
Evie Bispham Staite
Research Manager:
Energy & Projects, Healthcare and Transportation
Contact Evie
Matthew Court
Research Manager:
Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Cannabis, M&A, Private Equity, Product Liability and Tech & Outsourcing
Contact Matthew
Faiza Jibril
USA Commercial Manager, New York Office
Lindsey Witmer
USA Business Intelligence, Sales Specialist

Chambers USA 2022 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across USA 2022 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Featured Indepth Overviews

Indepth Overviews

JURISDICTION

DELAWARE: An Introduction

By Delaware Counsel Group LLC

JURISDICTION

NEW YORK: An Introduction

By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

PRACTICE AREA

CALIFORNIA: An Introduction to Construction

By Hanson Bridgett LLP

PRACTICE AREA

CALIFORNIA: An Introduction to Labor & Employment

By Seyfarth Shaw LLP

PRACTICE AREA

CALIFORNIA: An Introduction to Litigation: Appellate

By Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP

PRACTICE AREA

COLORADO: An Introduction to Construction

By Beltzer Bangert & Gunnell LLP

PRACTICE AREA

COLORADO: An Introduction to Corporate/M&A

By Robinson Waters & O'Dorisio, P.C.

PRACTICE AREA

CONNECTICUT: An Introduction to Corporate/M&A

By Finn Dixon & Herling LLP

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Guide Resources

Submissions process
Submissions process
All you need to know about the value of being a ranked firm in the USA guide and insights on how to successfully submit.
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How-to Chambers: USA 2023
How-to Chambers: USA 2023
We offer fantastic insights into all submission areas and rankings to help your firm submit and rank successfully.
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