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Our 2021 US Legal Directories Rankings Results

January 26, 2023

The 2021 publication season for US legal directories has come to an end with the recent publication of The Legal 500’s United States guide. The Legal 500’s latest guide and Chambers & Partners’ USA guide are the largest and most complex versions yet and continue to be the most comprehensive guides to the US legal industry.The 2021 guides were particularly anticipated editions given that research cycles took place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With quieter than usual practices, some law firms and their Partners were unable to submit their same level of work as in previous years.However, this year’s guides have continued to provide extensive research and coverage of the legal industry. Even working to redress the imbalance in gender diversity and representation.At Kidd Aitken, we are very proud of the results that we have supported our clients to achieve. Using our tried and tested techniques, our clients have secured some of their best rankings yet in both the Chambers and Legal 500 directories.If you are interested to learn about Kidd Aitken’s approach to legal directory submissions or obtain some personalised advice for your firm’s practice areas or partners, do get in touch to find out more.

Kidd Aitken's 2021 US Legal Directories Rankings Results:

Chambers & Partners USA 2021 Guide Results

The Chambers USA 2021 guide is the largest iteration yet, incorporating all 50 states and Washington, DC, and covering up to 79 practice areas. Chambers received 34,500 market responses and experienced a 16% increase in the number of submissions, manifesting in the final edition of the guide as over 8,000 department rankings, 1,510 uniquely ranked firms and nearly 22,000 individual lawyer rankings.We have supported our clients through this year’s research cycle and are proud to have helped them achieve their best results to date, both for their firms’ practice areas and individual Partner rankings.

Firm Rankings

Individual Rankings

Additional Achievements

Kidd Aitken is also proud to announce that three clients were included in the top five firms achieving the most new firm rankings in the USA 2021 guide. Among them:

  • Paul Hastings was recognised for excellence across 59 practice areas and 138 Partners have been ranked. They were also recognised for their significant increase in rankings and earned the third-highest number of new practice area rankings.
  • Baker Hostetler was recognised for having 20 new firm rankings within the guide.

A further two clients were included in the top eight firms with the most new individual rankings.

The Legal 500 United States 2021 Guide Results

This prestigious directory guide is now in its 14th year. The single national rankings table, rather than categorise by region, aims to highlight firms who have both the breadth of knowledge and expertise to handle complex work and the national presence to disseminate it.Similar to the Chambers rankings results, Kidd Aitken supported their clients to achieve their best set of rankings yet for both their practice areas and individual lawyers.

Firm Rankings

Individual Rankings

Individual Rankings Composition

The 2021 publication of both the Chambers & Partners USA guide and The Legal 500 United States guide are proud moments for Kidd Aitken, having represented the best collection of US legal directories rankings results for our clients. We would like to extend our congratulations to all other firm practice areas and individuals who were included in this year’s rankings.Our approach and techniques can help firm optimise and strategise their legal directory submissions. To find out more, book a no-obligation 30-minute consultative call with one of our legal directory specialists.