After drawing in Dentons, Kirkland & Ellis and Foley & Lardner within the last year, legal analysts are keeping an eye out for the next Salt Lake City—an emerging market with the resources and trajectory to sustain growth.

There may not be a consensus for that crown. Nor a consensus for what qualifies as “emerging.” But industry observers did point to a handful of markets that could be considered overlooked or off-the-radar, with the potential for new or renewed Big Law growth spurts over the next several years.