It’s time again for The National Law Journal‘s annual take on the top plaintiffs practices in the country. To identify them, we asked our readers to nominate firms in the United States that have done exemplary, cutting-edge work on the plaintiffs side. We looked for firms that scored at least one significant plaintiffs win between June 30, 2012, and July 1, 2013, and that possessed an impressive track record of wins within the past three to five years. We also conducted our own extensive research through court files, news reports and chats with co- and opposing counsel before settling upon the 19 firms you’ll read about here.