Welcome to The National Law Journal’s third annual Elite Trial Lawyers report, in which we highlight 35 law firms that did some of the most creative and significant work on the plaintiffs side over the past three to five years. And in our Top 50 recoveries list, we recognize 50 firms that achieved the highest-dollar recoveries (including a few on both our lists) between July 1, 2015-July 1, 2016.

Honorees were selected after thorough research, analysis and nomination vetting by editors and reporters at NLJ and Law.com, and by our colleagues at ALM’s VerdictSearch.