Law Firm Rankings

The following rankings are based on over 5,600 midlevel associates (3rd, 4th & 5th year) survey responses. This ranking is based on associates estimation of their law firm's dedication to pro bono work. The data comes from The American Lawyer's 2005 Midlevel Associates Survey. Please visit that site (free registration required) to see complete survey results for each law firm.

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The Law Firms Most Dedicated to Pro Bono Work

Rank Law Firm Main Office Participating Offices Total Midlevels Respondents Response Rate Score
1 Lindquist & Vennum Minneapolis Denver; Minneapolis 15 10 67% 97.0
2 Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Philadelphia Philadelphia 45 15 33% 93.9
2 Jenner & Block Chicago Chicago 81 13 16% 93.8
4 Debevoise & Plimpton New York New York 133 20 15% 92.1
4 Quarles & Brady Milwaukee Milwaukee; Naples, FL; Phoenix; Tucson 62 26 42% 92.0
6 Nutter McClennen & Fish Boston Boston 16 12 75% 91.0
6 Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Minneapolis Atlanta; Boston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Washington, DC 32 19 59% 91.0
6 Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler New York New York 47 29 62% 90.9
6 Cooley Godward Palo Alto Broomfield, CO; Palo Alto; Reston, VA; San Diego; San Francisco 83 40 48% 90.8
6 Goulston & Storrs Boston Boston 16 11 69% 90.6
6 Kilpatrick Stockton Atlanta Atlanta 40 24 60% 90.5
12 Carlton Fields Tampa Atlanta; Miami; Orlando; St. Petersburg; Tampa; West Palm Beach, FL 27 17 63% 90.4
12 Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky Washington, DC Los Angeles; New York; Washington, DC 45 28 62% 90.3
12 Davis Wright Tremaine Seattle Bellevue, WA; Los Angeles; Portland, OR; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, DC 46 12 26% 90.1
12 Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Washington, DC Atlanta; Cambridge, MA; Reston, VA; Washington, DC 51 18 35% 89.7
12 Schiff Hardin Chicago Chicago 28 11 39% 89.5
17 Howrey Washington, DC Chicago; Houston; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; Menlo Park, CA; San Francisco; Washington, DC 79 30 38% 89.4
17 Pepper Hamilton Philadelphia Berwyn, PA; Detroit; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton; Wilmington 72 44 61% 89.1
17 Sutherland Asbill & Brennan Washington, DC Atlanta; New York; Washington, DC 58 32 55% 89.0
17 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Los Angeles Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto 42 27 64% 88.6
17 Saul Ewing Philadelphia Baltimore; Chesterbrook, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Philadelphia; Princeton; Wilmington 28 23 82% 88.6
17 Morrison & Foerster San Francisco Denver; Irvine, CA; Los Angeles; McLean, VA; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Tokyo; Walnut Creek, CA; Washington, DC 182 104 57% 88.5

The Law Firms Least Dedicated to Pro Bono Work

151 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft New York Charlotte, NC; London; New York; Washington, DC 89 33 37% 60.1
152 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease Columbus Alexandria, VA; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbus 36 19 53% 59.1
152 Duane Morris Philadelphia Atlanta; Boston; Miami; New York; Newark; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Princeton; San Diego; Washington, DC; Westchester, NY; Wilmington 57 38 67% 58.8
152 Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz Chicago Chicago; New York 28 15 54% 58.7
152 Stoel Rives Portland, OR Boise; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; Seattle 46 18 39% 58.6
152 Kenyon & Kenyon New York New York; Washington, DC 46 24 52% 58.5
157 Holme Roberts & Owen Denver Colorado Springs; Denver; Salt Lake City 22 10 45% 58.4
158 Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle New York New York; Stamford, CT 17 14 82% 56.9
159 McKee Nelson Washington, DC New York; Washington, DC 25 11 44% 53.3
160 Cahill Gordon & Reindel New York New York 53 17 32% 47.7
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