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Chambers USA submissions process, all you need to know

Learn about the value of being a ranked firm with Chambers USA and gain advice on what makes a successful submission.

Published on 17 June 2022

How law firms in the US can build a great reputation in the legal market

Achieving a ranking in a Chambers Guide provides a unique platform and opportunity to stand out from competitors.

Chambers rankings are based on the in-depth and unrivaled market research conducted by our dedicated team of Research Analysts. We speak to thousands of attorneys, law firm clients and other legal experts to understand the work and services offered by law firms looking to secure a ranking in the Chambers USA guide.

A Chambers ranking is considered the most important legal ranking in the market. In a recent independent study of over 600 senior legal professionals, it was found that over 85% of respondents stated a Chambers ranking helped to retain and win new business.

How does a Chambers USA ranking help law firms?

Achieving a ranking in the Chambers USA Guide offers a unique and engaging platform for law firms to generate leads, win and retain business from clients, as well as stand out as a highly qualified destination for referral work.
Law firms ranked in Chambers USA benefit from an enhanced online reputation. A listing on can improve a firm's discoverability in online search results.

Law firms and lawyers are meticulously researched over several months by our team of over 40 specialist researchers, who scrutinize attorneys and practice groups for their technical legal ability, commerciality and client service. A Chambers ranking emphasizes that your practice is among the very best in your jurisdiction and sector.

Differentiate your firm from your competition

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Connect with law firm clients
Connect with law firm clients, a wide range of legal and C-Suite professionals, including CLOs and in-house counsel who use Chambers to inform decisions.
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Powerful marketing collateral
Showcase your success and highlight the independent assessment of your practice with impactful messaging from the Chambers editorial and ranking badges.
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Improve online discoverability
Harness the power of firm profile and department pages to showcase your firm’s expertise and benefit from further online exposure via

Wondering about the Submissions Process?

Chambers North America Research Director, Kush Cheema, runs through the submissions process at Chambers in the video above.  

Download the Chambers USA submissions kit

Whether this is your firm's first time submitting or you are a previously ranked firm, the submissions kit has been curated by the Chambers USA team to provide insights and advice on what makes a successful submission.

Chambers USA submissions resources

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From Submission to Ranking Webinar
Watch to hear from the Chambers USA team on all things relating to the guide and for submissions insights
Watch now
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Submissions Form
Wanting to start your submission and ranking journey? Download the USA submissions form
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Referees Form
Contacting referees is a key aspect of Chambers research. Download the form and send alongside your submission form.
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Browse the most frequently asked questions on all things Chambers
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Chambers USA guide in numbers

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24,582 Individual Lawyer Rankings
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9,351 Ranked Departments
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350,000 Asia-Pacific Guide pageviews
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950,000 Ranking Table page views

New submission areas for Chambers USA

Research for the next Chambers USA guide will begin in August. The new release will include coverage of a number of emerging and growing practice areas across the US legal market, as well as expanding existing areas of coverage into new jurisdictions. Click here to see the full list.

Conversations with firms are key part of our mission to accurately reflect the US legal market. If you would like to suggest a new area of research, please get in touch using our contact details below. 

Speak to a member of the Chambers USA Research and Editorial Team

Kush Cheema
North America Research Director
Contact Kush
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James Haggerty
Head of USA Research
Contact James
Zahra Damji
Research Manager:
EBEC, Government Relations, Labor & Employment, Media & Advertising, Political Law
Contact Zahra
Alek Quick-Tomasevic
Research Manager:
Intellectual Property, Life Sciences
Contact Alek
Eleanor Dobson
Principal Research Specialist:
Banking & Finance, Funds, FSR, Food & Beverages, Privacy & Data Security, REITs, Sports Law
Contact Eleanor
Evie Bispham Staite
Research Manager:
Energy, Projects
Contact Evie
Matthew Court
Principal Research Specialist:
Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Cannabis, Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Tech & Outsourcing
Contact Matthew
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Shane Boothby
Principal Research Specialist:
Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Product Liability, Securities
Contact Shane
Kypriana Savva | Chambers USA Principal Research Specialist
Kypriana Savva
Principal Research Specialist:
Antitrust, FCPA, FSR, International Trade, Securities, White Collar Crime
Contact Kypriana
Faiza Jibril
Commercial Director - USA
Contact Faiza