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Pittsburgh.

As most people who have ever been there know, Pittsburgh is much more of a Midwest city than an East Coast one. It’s more polite, less frantic, full of proud lifetime residents, and everyone there will tell you it’s a great place to raise a family. And compared to its in-state rival, Philadelphia, the legal culture there has always been a lot more collegial. Spend some time at the Duquesne Club for happy hour and you can see it, with all the friendly, easy conversations among lawyers from a variety of firms.

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Hank Grezlak

Hank Grezlak is the editor-in-chief for ALM's regional brands and legal theme desks and has been covering courts and law firms since 1993. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including several for investigative reporting, columns, and enterprise reporting. In 2016 he was awarded the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award for Distinguished Editorial Career.

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