U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have released their inaugural ranking of law firms, but don't expect firms to brag about securing the overall top spot. Unlike U.S. News' law school rankings, which numerically list the top 100 schools, the new project divides law firms into three tiers based on individual practice areas both nationally and in individual cities. The publications determined the rankings through surveys of more than 9,000 clients and nearly as many lawyers.
New System of Ranking Law Firms Draws Mixed Reviews
The National Law Journal
September 15, 2010