On the Local Level: Results by City

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Below is a market-by-market look at participating firms. We rank every office from which we received at least five responses. The scores, ranks, and number of respondents pertain only to the firm’s office in the city indicated. For a full methodology, click here.
Rank in city Score for office/city Respondents
Arizona
Phoenix
CITY AVERAGE 3.923
Quarles & Brady 1 4.473 6
Perkins Coie 2 4.267 5
Snell & Wilmer 3 4.006 15
Lewis and Roca 4 3.833 6
Bryan Cave 5 3.750 6
Greenberg Traurig 6 3.210 6
California
Los Angeles
CITY AVERAGE 3.908
Morgan, Lewis 1 4.958 6
Gibson, Dunn 2 4.643 13
DLA Piper US 3 4.333 7
Latham & Watkins 4 4.294 35
Manatt, Phelps 5 4.286 11
Akin Gump 6 4.113 11
Kirkland & Ellis 7 4.102 14
Irell & Manella 8 4.040 15
Dewey & LeBoeuf 9 4.024 7
Reed Smith 10 4.013 10
Munger, Tolles 11 3.952 16
Nossaman 12 3.883 5
White & Case 13 3.875 6
Heller Ehrman 14 3.843 8
Paul, Hastings 15 3.816 14
O’Melveny & Myers 16 3.814 20
Bryan Cave 17 3.750 5
Milbank, Tweed 18 3.748 8
Sidley Austin 19 3.720 12
Sheppard, Mullin 20 3.692 11
Fulbright & Jaworski 21 3.686 9
Skadden 22 3.657 13
Greenberg Traurig 23 3.473 14
Katten Muchin 24 3.458 16
Seyfarth Shaw 25 3.303 8
Loeb & Loeb 26 3.119 7
Orange County
CITY AVERAGE 4.109
Gibson, Dunn (Irvine) 1 4.523 7
Latham & Watkins (Costa Mesa) 2 4.298 12
Paul, Hastings (Costa Mesa) 3 4.282 10
Bryan Cave (Irvine) 4 4.201 8
O’Melveny & Myers (Newport Beach) 5 3.921 14
McDermott Will (Irvine) 6 3.428 6
San Diego
CITY AVERAGE 4.001
Fish & Richardson 1 4.398 8
DLA Piper US 2 4.309 15
Cooley Godward 3 4.273 8
Morrison & Foerster 4 4.167 10
Paul, Hastings 5 4.017 5
Sheppard, Mullin 6 3.983 5
Wilson Sonsini 7 3.817 12
Latham & Watkins 8 3.671 7
Luce, Forward 9 3.373 19
San Francisco Bay Area
CITY AVERAGE 3.841
Munger, Tolles 1 4.386 7
Gibson, Dunn 2 4.273 11
Latham & Watkins 3 4.238 14
Reed Smith 4 4.223 11
Holland & Knight 5 4.190 8
Ropes & Gray 6 4.175 9
Latham & Watkins (Menlo Park) 7 4.163 13
Cooley Godward 8 4.097 6
Fenwick & West (Mountain View) 9 4.094 6
Covington & Burling 10 4.092 6
Cooley Godward (Palo Alto) 11 4.061 11
Morgan, Lewis 12 3.984 11
Heller Ehrman 13 3.970 11
Morrison & Foerster(Palo Alto) 14 3.953 9
Pillsbury Winthrop 15 3.941 7
Orrick 16 3.917 16
Sidley Austin 17 3.906 7
Reed Smith (Oakland) 18 3.904 5
Bingham McCutchen (East Palo Alto) 19 3.895 6
Morgan, Lewis (Palo Alto) 20 3.888 11
Orrick (Menlo Park) 21 3.859 13
White & Case (Palo Alto) 22 3.848 6
Fenwick & West 23 3.817 6
Davis Polk (Menlo Park) 24 3.775 7
Goodwin Procter 25 3.767 5
O’Melveny & Myers 26 3.737 16
DLA Piper US (East Palo Alto) 27 3.720 11
Wilson Sonsini (Palo Alto) 28 3.707 44
Heller Ehrman (Menlo Park) 29 3.702 10
Kirkland & Ellis 30 3.701 8
Morrison & Foerster 31 3.688 23
Baker & McKenzie 32 3.656 14
Howard, Rice 33 3.617 5
DLA Piper US 34 3.441 11
Simpson Thacher (Palo Alto) 35 3.389 6
Wilson Sonsini 36 3.361 6
Paul, Hastings 37 3.300 15
Bingham McCutchen 38 3.250 5
McDermott Will (Palo Alto) 39 3.131 7
Colorado
Broomfield
Cooley Godward 4.125 6
Denver
CITY AVERAGE 3.879
Snell & Wilmer 1 4.033 5
Hogan & Hartson 2 4.018 10
Holland & Hart 3 3.786 7
Baker & Hostetler 4 3.678 7
Connecticut
Hartford
CITY AVERAGE 3.739
Bingham McCutchen 1 3.923 7
Day Pitney 2 3.555 9
Delaware
Wilmington
CITY AVERAGE 3.797
Fish & Richardson 1 3.975 5
Young Conaway 2 3.942 17
Morris, Nichols 3 3.858 10
Skadden 4 3.850 5
Potter Anderson 5 3.361 9
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.
CITY AVERAGE 3.804
Latham & Watkins 1 4.448 24
Finnegan, Henderson 2 4.418 13
Cleary Gottlieb 3 4.375 6
Gibson, Dunn 4 4.367 8
Morrison & Foerster 5 4.358 7
Clifford Chance 6 4.267 5
Sullivan & Cromwell 7 4.229 5
Arnold & Porter 8 4.198 17
McKee Nelson 9 4.184 9
McDermott Will 10 4.174 23
Wilson Sonsini 11 4.167 5
Cooley Godward 12 4.126 6
Bingham McCutchen 13 4.121 9
Reed Smith 14 4.120 7
Hogan & Hartson 15 4.111 25
Weil, Gotshal 16 4.098 7
Morgan, Lewis 17 4.038 26
Dickstein Shapiro 18 4.018 25
Sonnenschein 19 4.017 5
Covington & Burling 20 4.006 41
DLA Piper US 21 4.003 13
Kirkland & Ellis 22 3.946 17
Sidley Austin 23 3.908 39
Howrey 24 3.890 12
King & Spalding 25 3.858 27
Steptoe & Johnson 26 3.847 13
Fish & Richardson 27 3.846 8
Arent Fox 28 3.835 24
Orrick 29 3.825 10
Wilmer 30 3.818 40
Willkie Farr 31 3.812 7
Crowell & Moring 32 3.782 9
Hunton & Williams 33 3.778 9
Katten Muchin 34 3.773 8
Sutherland Asbill 35 3.772 12
Dow, Lohnes 36 3.768 9
Kaye Scholer 37 3.750 5
Wiley Rein 38 3.737 13
Skadden 39 3.728 23
Goodwin Procter 40 3.709 13
Pillsbury Winthrop 41 3.702 7
K&L Gates 42 3.613 19
Troutman Sanders 43 3.570 6
Paul, Hastings 44 3.568 19
Mayer Brown 45 3.560 19
Milbank, Tweed 46 3.558 5
Kelley Drye 47 3.555 6
Cadwalader 48 3.446 14
Dewey & LeBoeuf 49 3.443 16
White & Case 49 3.443 21
Dechert 51 3.420 13
Akin Gump 52 3.380 29
Fried, Frank 53 3.374 6
Blank Rome 54 3.306 6
Baker Botts 55 3.273 11
Greenberg Traurig 56 3.243 8
Holland & Knight 57 3.230 17
Jones Day 58 2.889 6
Fulbright & Jaworski 59 2.638 8
Florida
Fort Lauderdale
Greenberg Traurig 4.388 8
Jacksonville
Holland & Knight 4.167 10
Miami
CITY AVERAGE 3.789
Weil, Gotshal 1 4.084 6
Holland & Knight 2 3.943 17
K&L Gates 3 3.833 5
Baker & McKenzie 4 3.829 7
White & Case 5 3.820 10
Greenberg Traurig 6 3.698 21
Carlton Fields 7 3.693 7
Akerman Senterfitt 8 3.683 5
Hunton & Williams 9 3.517 5
Orlando
CITY AVERAGE 3.573
Holland & Knight 1 4.109 9
Baker & Hostetler 2 3.443 12
Greenberg Traurig 3 3.166 6
Tampa
CITY AVERAGE 3.817
DLA Piper US 1 4.079 6
Holland & Knight 2 3.750 5
Carlton Fields 3 3.621 9
Georgia
Atlanta
CITY AVERAGE 3.765
Fish & Richardson 1 4.483 5
Seyfarth Shaw 2 4.017 10
Alston & Bird 3 4.008 24
Kilpatrick Stockton 4 3.928 21
Arnall Golden 5 3.891 7
DLA Piper US 6 3.872 9
Carlton Fields 7 3.848 6
Paul, Hastings 8 3.753 8
Troutman Sanders 9 3.719 31
Sutherland Asbill 10 3.711 16
Jones Day 11 3.708 5
Morris, Manning 12 3.692 5
King & Spalding 13 3.613 40
Hunton & Williams 14 3.589 14
Greenberg Traurig 15 3.553 14
Powell Goldstein 16 3.348 6
Nelson Mullins 17 3.268 13
Illinois
Chicago
CITY AVERAGE 3.878
Paul, Hastings 1 4.450 6
Latham & Watkins 2 4.352 20
Vedder Price 3 4.337 16
Jones Day 4 4.326 8
Chapman and Cutler 5 4.189 16
Quarles & Brady 6 4.050 5
Holland & Knight 7 4.043 10
Kirkland & Ellis 8 4.022 73
Sonnenschein 9 3.986 6
Baker & McKenzie 10 3.972 20
Seyfarth Shaw 11 3.911 9
Sidley Austin 12 3.884 55
Mayer Brown 13 3.841 33
DLA Piper US 14 3.820 19
Schiff Hardin 15 3.766 16
Bell, Boyd 16 3.742 9
Jenner & Block 17 3.730 16
Morgan, Lewis 18 3.717 5
Katten Muchin 19 3.708 39
Greenberg Traurig 20 3.685 13
Drinker Biddle 21 3.681 6
McDermott Will 22 3.648 27
Reed Smith 23 3.638 15
Winston & Strawn 24 3.550 15
Skadden 25 3.430 8
Wildman, Harrold 26 3.350 5
Indiana
Indianapolis
CITY AVERAGE 4.068
Baker & Daniels 1 4.180 12
Barnes & Thornburg 2 3.955 9
Kentucky
Louisville
Stites & Harbison 4.096 20
Maryland
Baltimore
CITY AVERAGE 3.963
Miles & Stockbridge 1 4.509 9
DLA Piper US 2 3.792 10
Saul Ewing 3 3.588 5
Massachusetts
Boston
CITY AVERAGE 3.932
Goulston & Storrs 1 4.620 7
Nutter McClennen 2 4.607 17
DLA Piper US 3 4.326 8
Brown Rudnick 4 4.309 11
Ropes & Gray 5 4.191 62
Mintz, Levin 6 4.184 9
Cooley Godward 7 4.151 6
Holland & Knight 8 4.091 12
Wilmer 9 4.055 29
Bingham McCutchen 10 3.977 15
K&L Gates 11 3.893 7
Skadden 12 3.877 6
Goodwin Procter 13 3.858 52
Fish & Richardson 14 3.821 11
Foley Hoag 15 3.809 14
Sullivan & Worcester 16 3.804 6
Proskauer Rose 17 3.777 7
Nixon Peabody 18 3.683 5
McDermott Will 19 3.625 7
Seyfarth Shaw 20 3.583 6
Dechert 21 3.467 5
Greenberg Traurig 22 2.792 7
Michigan
Detroit
Honigman Miller 4.357 8
Grand Rapids
Varnum, Riddering 4.213 7
Minnesota
Minneapolis
CITY AVERAGE 3.935
Faegre & Benson 1 4.462 8
Lindquist & Vennum 2 4.183 16
Dorsey & Whitney 3 4.007 12
Fish & Richardson 4 4.000 6
Robins, Kaplan 5 3.822 18
Fulbright & Jaworski 6 3.133 5
Missouri
Kansas City
CITY AVERAGE 3.966
Shook, Hardy 1 4.101 13
Bryan Cave 2 3.830 16
St. Louis
CITY AVERAGE 4.156
Thompson Coburn 1 4.430 23
Bryan Cave 2 3.882 24
Nevada
Las Vegas
CITY AVERAGE 3.848
Lewis and Roca 1 4.112 6
Snell & Wilmer 2 3.583 6
New Jersey
Florham Park
CITY AVERAGE 3.635
Drinker Biddle 1 3.816 9
Day Pitney 2 3.453 9
Newark
CITY AVERAGE 3.788
Latham & Watkins 1 4.258 5
Gibbons 2 3.873 11
K&L Gates 3 3.233 5
Princeton
CITY AVERAGE 3.588
Morgan, Lewis 1 4.043 12
Dechert 2 3.133 10
Roseland
Lowenstein Sandler 3.767 5
New York
New York
CITY AVERAGE 3.829
Latham & Watkins 1 4.553 30
Fish & Richardson 2 4.513 8
Alston & Bird 3 4.400 5
Crowell & Moring 4 4.350 5
Patterson Belknap 5 4.349 18
Covington & Burling 6 4.250 11
Cleary Gottlieb 7 4.224 19
McKee Nelson 8 4.208 14
Bracewell & Giuliani 9 4.175 5
Hughes Hubbard 10 4.129 22
Reed Smith 11 4.116 13
Weil, Gotshal 11 4.116 59
Pillsbury Winthrop 13 4.113 6
Sullivan & Cromwell 14 4.104 41
Akin Gump 15 4.098 27
Goodwin Procter 16 4.083 21
Morgan, Lewis 16 4.083 27
Morrison & Foerster 18 4.073 20
Ropes & Gray 19 4.063 15
Gibson, Dunn 20 4.057 13
Allen & Overy 21 4.048 14
Wachtell 22 4.045 28
Baker & Hostetler 23 4.028 6
Arent Fox 24 4.023 8
Paul, Weiss 25 4.021 43
Davis Polk 26 3.981 64
Paul, Hastings 27 3.941 20
Bingham McCutchen 28 3.938 11
Debevoise & Plimpton 29 3.923 30
Willkie Farr 29 3.923 41
Proskauer Rose 31 3.921 18
Carter Ledyard 32 3.915 11
O’Melveny & Myers 33 3.903 12
Wilmer 33 3.903 19
Orrick 35 3.888 31
Jones Day 36 3.872 9
Kirkland & Ellis 37 3.855 16
Cooley Godward 38 3.850 5
Linklaters 39 3.848 17
McDermott Will 39 3.848 13
Kramer Levin 41 3.841 42
DLA Piper US 42 3.802 30
Clifford Chance 43 3.783 21
Duane Morris 44 3.780 9
Shearman & Sterling 45 3.777 39
White & Case 46 3.773 67
Holland & Knight 47 3.767 10
King & Spalding 48 3.762 19
Dickstein Shapiro 49 3.761 8
Bryan Cave 50 3.750 5
Cravath 51 3.749 31
Seyfarth Shaw 51 3.749 6
Cahill Gordon 53 3.738 30
Winston & Strawn 53 3.738 7
Kelley Drye 55 3.723 9
Fulbright & Jaworski 56 3.716 11
Milbank, Tweed 57 3.711 28
Vinson & Elkins 58 3.681 6
Simpson Thacher 59 3.677 46
Blank Rome 60 3.667 5
Schulte Roth 61 3.662 47
Heller Ehrman 62 3.633 5
Chadbourne & Parke 63 3.608 17
Loeb & Loeb 64 3.598 8
Dewey & LeBoeuf 65 3.597 44
Troutman Sanders 66 3.593 9
Skadden 67 3.590 25
Manatt, Phelps 68 3.571 7
K&L Gates 69 3.546 11
Greenberg Traurig 70 3.518 21
Fried, Frank 71 3.514 39
Katten Muchin 72 3.447 25
Kaye Scholer 73 3.441 21
Mayer Brown 74 3.421 21
Fitzpatrick, Cella 75 3.380 7
Sidley Austin 76 3.322 32
Stroock & Stroock 77 3.302 9
Wolf, Block 78 3.222 6
Baker & McKenzie 79 3.218 6
Dechert 80 3.213 13
Cadwalader 81 3.067 60
Rochester
CITY AVERAGE 4.271
Harris Beach 1 4.417 5
Harter Secrest 2 4.125 12
North Carolina
Charlotte
CITY AVERAGE 3.930
Katten Muchin 1 4.320 6
Alston & Bird 2 3.906 12
Hunton & Williams 3 3.826 7
Cadwalader 4 3.667 14
Raleigh
Williams Mullen 3.383 5
Ohio
Cincinnati
CITY AVERAGE 3.657
Frost Brown 1 3.847 8
Vorys, Sater 2 3.467 5
Cleveland
CITY AVERAGE 4.048
Thompson Hine 1 4.393 7
Benesch, Friedlander 2 4.318 17
Baker & Hostetler 3 3.433 10
Columbus
CITY AVERAGE 3.385
Porter Wright 1 3.603 9
Vorys, Sater 2 3.166 15
Oregon
Portland
Perkins Coie 3.883 5
Pennsylvania
Harrisburg
K&L Gates 3.848 6
Philadelphia
CITY AVERAGE 3.809
Schnader Harrison 1 4.251 11
Pepper Hamilton 2 4.100 25
Reed Smith 3 4.084 19
Morgan, Lewis 4 4.059 32
DLA Piper US 5 4.000 5
Ballard Spahr 6 3.967 15
Cozen O’Connor 7 3.960 16
Stradley Ronon 8 3.894 22
Duane Morris 9 3.787 18
Drinker Biddle 10 3.768 18
Blank Rome 11 3.716 20
Saul Ewing 12 3.566 9
Montgomery, McCracken 13 3.493 11
Wolf, Block 14 3.483 20
Dechert 15 3.414 24
Buchanan Ingersoll 16 3.400 5
Pittsburgh
CITY AVERAGE 3.928
Reed Smith 1 4.477 14
Buchanan Ingersoll 2 4.073 7
Morgan, Lewis 3 3.917 5
K&L Gates 4 3.245 21
South Carolina
Charleston
Nelson Mullins 3.483 7
Columbia
Nelson Mullins 3.953 19
Greenville
Nelson Mullins 3.715 7
Texas
Austin
CITY AVERAGE 3.973
DLA Piper US 1 4.692 5
Fish & Richardson 2 4.277 6
Andrews Kurth 3 4.067 5
Vinson & Elkins 4 3.658 9
Baker Botts 5 3.592 11
Fulbright & Jaworski 6 3.551 8
Dallas
CITY AVERAGE 3.966
Weil, Gotshal 1 4.403 19
Gibson, Dunn 2 4.400 5
Susman Godfrey 3 4.150 5
Haynes and Boone 4 4.126 23
Andrews Kurth 5 4.083 10
Fish & Richardson 6 4.075 11
Vinson & Elkins 7 3.965 12
Jones Day 8 3.919 8
Strasburger & Price 9 3.918 7
Fulbright & Jaworski 10 3.865 16
Hunton & Williams 11 3.817 5
Akin Gump 12 3.760 13
Thompson & Knight 13 3.758 10
K&L Gates 14 3.647 13
Baker Botts 15 3.608 19
Houston
CITY AVERAGE 3.844
Howrey 1 4.400 5
Baker & McKenzie 2 4.300 6
Susman Godfrey 3 4.296 5
Bracewell & Giuliani 4 4.013 13
Vinson & Elkins 5 3.917 13
Greenberg Traurig 6 3.833 6
Andrews Kurth 7 3.795 21
Fulbright & Jaworski 8 3.768 27
Baker Botts 9 3.747 21
King & Spalding 10 3.681 11
Haynes and Boone 11 3.586 9
Baker & Hostetler 12 3.583 7
Mayer Brown 13 3.493 6
Weil, Gotshal 14 3.401 6
San Antonio
CITY AVERAGE 3.441
Akin Gump 1 3.893 9
Fulbright & Jaworski 2 2.988 7
Virginia
Alexandria
Buchanan Ingersoll 3.285 7
McLean
CITY AVERAGE 3.789
Hogan & Hartson 1 3.877 6
Pillsbury Winthrop 2 3.700 5
Reston
Cooley Godward 3.788 9
Richmond
CITY AVERAGE 3.917
Troutman Sanders 1 4.001 9
Williams Mullen 2 3.905 17
Hunton & Williams 3 3.845 21
Washington
Seattle
CITY AVERAGE 3.714
Davis Wright 1 4.126 6
Dorsey & Whitney 2 3.847 6
Perkins Coie 3 3.787 19
Heller Ehrman 4 3.750 7
K&L Gates 5 3.487 16
Wilson Sonsini 6 3.286 7
Wisconsin
Madison
CITY AVERAGE 3.858
Foley & Lardner 1 3.917 5
Michael Best 2 3.798 7
Milwaukee
CITY AVERAGE 3.956
Quarles & Brady 1 4.013 14
Foley & Lardner 2 3.899 8
INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Brussels
White & Case 3.533 9
China
Beijing
O’Melveny & Myers 3.533 5
Shanghai
O’Melveny & Myers 3.987 6
Germany
Berlin
K&L Gates 2.713 5
Frankfurt
CITY AVERAGE 4.001
Latham & Watkins 1 4.251 8
White & Case 2 3.750 10
Hamburg
CITY AVERAGE 3.769
Latham & Watkins 1 4.248 11
White & Case 2 3.289 6
Japan
Tokyo
Morrison & Foerster 4.000 5
Poland
Warsaw
White & Case 3.220 7
Russia
Moscow
White & Case 3.648 12
Singapore
Singapore
CITY AVERAGE 3.704
Latham & Watkins 1 3.978 8
White & Case 2 3.430 8
Sweden
Stockholm
White & Case 3.471 9
United Kingdom
London
CITY AVERAGE 3.711
Latham & Watkins 1 4.264 15
Sullivan & Cromwell 2 3.908 12
Davis Polk 3 3.829 9
White & Case 4 3.704 13
Skadden 5 3.697 15
K&L Gates 6 3.668 16
Fulbright & Jaworski 7 3.445 6
Reed Smith 8 3.172 6
(The American Lawyer, August 2008)