Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible to participate in the Best Law Firms research process, a firm must have at least one attorney who has received a high enough peer review to be recognized in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Firms are eligible in the practice area(s) and metro region(s) with individual recognitions. To find out more about the nomination and selection process for Best Lawyers®, read our Best Lawyers methodology.
Our research and announcement timeline is available here. Feel free to contact us at anytime for questions on our research cycle.
Best Law Firms rankings are based on client/professional reference feedback, firmographic information provided by firms, industry leader interviews and feedback collected on individual lawyers through the Best Lawyers research process.
Best Lawyers awards are evaluated independently and will continue to be compiled according to our annual Purely Peer Review® survey.
No, there are no fees to be considered for or receive a ranking.
The complete list of awardable practice areas is available online.
On November 2, 2023, all rankings were published online here on The National and Metro Tier 1 rankings were also published in print and online through the 14th edition Best Law Firms publication.
Law firms may designate a point of contact—or multiple contacts—to receive communications related to Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms initiatives. Please contact us at to be added as a contact for your firm.
For information on licensing the Best Law Firms badge, advertising and other marketing opportunities, please contact or our Senior Public Relations Manager Alliccia Odeyemi at
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