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Chambers USA 2022 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across USA 2022 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

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About the Chambers USA Legal Guide 2022

Welcome to the Chambers USA Guide 2022. Search the legal markets best law firms and lawyers using the search functionality above.

Chambers USA is the leading legal data and analytics provider, ranking the top lawyers and law firms across the USA, so you can make a better choice when it matters. Our legal rankings are unrivaled in accuracy, depth and quality and are conducted by our dedicated team of independent researchers so that our outcomes are trusted and credible across the globe.   

For more information on our methodology and insights into our submissions process and how your firm can rank in the Chambers USA guide, please visit the methodology page.   

The Chambers USA team continues to work with law firms of all sizes, from boutique to global, during our research to ensure we cover all aspects of the US legal market for clients of all sizes and requirements to assist in their legal needs. 

How does Chambers USAs analysis of the legal market help law firm clients?

Chambers best in class editorial and research teams of over 200 exceptional individuals assess lawyers and law firms across the USA, conducting thousands of one-on-one interviews per year with in-house counsel and third-party experts. The quality of our people ensures the highest accuracy in all that we do. 

By providing independent and impartial intelligence and market insight, Chambers supports and enable decision makers, from General Counsel at global blue-chip firms, through to local influencers, to secure the talent that's right for them, while saving time and mitigating risk. 

Chambers USA Guide 2023 Submissions

The submissions for the Chambers USA 2023 Guide have now closed, you can view the full schedule here

For the 2023 release of the guide, we have new sections available for submissions.  

Chambers Spotlight

Introducing the best small law firms in Texas. Click here to find out more about Spotlight or view the ranked firms here.

Chambers USA Guide 2022: Highlights

Chambers USA 2022 includes a number of new sections

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New Nationwide sections
- False Claims Act
- Occupational Safety and Health
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New Life Sciences sections in Massachusetts and New Jersey

Which are the new ranked sections in Chambers USA 2022?

Based on our research, we have identified new sections of coverage for this release of the guide.

New sections across the USA

Georgia: Tech & Outsourcing 
Kansas: Intellectual Property 
Louisiana: Insurance  
Mississippi: Tax 
Missouri: Healthcare  
Oregon: Bankruptcy/Restructuring 
Oregon: Energy & Natural Resources   
Tennessee: Construction 
West Virginia: Immigration 

In every state we rank the top law firms in at least four areas of law: Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate. However, in most states we cover significantly more, meaning that Chambers USA contains over 50 different practice areas/sectors on a state and national level, allowing us to provide the relevant information to those looking for US legal support. 

Rankings at state level are based upon the location in which a law firm or lawyer practices regardless of where their clients are located across the USA or globally, or where their deals and cases take place. 

Chambers USA Guide 2022: Summary

The Chambers USA guide and legal rankings cover practice areas in all 50 states, Washington, DC and at nationwide level, with hundreds of practice area-based ranking tables identifying the best practice groups and lawyers working across the US legal market. 

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Department Rankings
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Unique Ranked Firms

Ranked Lawyers

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Lawyer Rankings
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New Lawyer Rankings
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Lawyer Rankings in USA Nationwide Categories

Up-and-Coming and Associates to watch

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Up-and-Comers and 296 Star Associates or Associates to Watch
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Newly Ranked Up-and-Comers
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Newly Ranked Star Associates and Associates to Watch

The Chambers USA 2022 guide research ran from August 2021 to February 2022. By having our researchers spend several months in carefully analyzing and researching each submitting firm and conducting several thousands of hours of interviews with referees, our rankings offer the most in-depth and comprehensive coverage of each law firm for those looking to find a lawyer, attorney or law firm for legal advice and work.

Key Law Firm Department Ranking Statistics

Law Firm Department Rankings by Practice Area

Key Law Firm Attorney Ranking Statistics

Attorney Rankings by Law Firm

Latest Legal News: Chambers USA

How-to Chambers: USA 2023 FAQs
Find the answers to questions asked during the How-to Chambers: USA 2023 webinar. The questions cover rankings, referee contacts and submissions.

Key attributes for law firm clients in the US
What are some key attributes that clients look at when deciding on what law firm to work with? Find out what clients priotitize in decision making and what is demanded from their legal counsel.  

Key Labor and Employment Market Trends
Labor and Employment has been a hot topic in our latest round of research of the legal market across the us, discover what has been driving this and what market trends have been discovered in this area of law.

Researching new areas of US Law
Research into the 2022 release of Chambers USA highlighted new key areas to research and analyze, to aid law firm clients discover the best law firms and attorneys. Learn more about these new areas of law that the guide covers. 

Gender and Diversity trends in US law firms
The US legal market has seen law firms place more focus on their Diversity and Inclusion policies. This article explores the current trends and investigates what the future might hold in this area of the legal market. 

The Great Resignation of Associates
What are the key priorities for Associates when they are looking to make their next career move? What is most important when choosing their next law firm to work at? Discover our findings on this key topic that has disrupted the US legal market.

New Practice Area Definitions
Chambers USA have updated many practice area definitions and have also included new areas as part of our research for future guides. Discover which areas have been updated and will be researched.

Trends across the Litigation legal market
The Chambers USA team discusses recent trends across the Litigation sector in the US based on the feedback received during the course of their research.

Corporate Finance: Challenges and Opportunities
Discover key trends and insights for the US Corporate Finance market as identified from the Chambers USA team during their 2022 research.

Chambers USA 2022 D&I Highlights
Discover the key diversity and inclusion statistics featured in the Chambers USA 2022 guide.

Meet the Chambers USA Research Team
Learn about the research team behind the Chambers USA Guide and understand which section each of the researcher oversees.

Overview of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its role across the US legal market
Learn about the recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration trends and developments and the OSH Act in the US.

Analysis of False Claims Act across the US Legal Market
The Chambers USA team analyze the False Claims Act and discusses the trends and developments projected for the future in this market.

The Rise of the US Immigration Lawyer
Learn about the rise in demand for immigration legal services across the United States and what Chambers research into the area has discovered.

Update on Nationwide Sections no longer accepting referees
Learn about which Nationwide sections will no longer be accepting referees for the upcoming 2023 release of the Chambers USA Guide.

New Submission Areas For Chambers USA 2023
Discover the new practice areas that will be included in Chambers USA 2023. The new release will be covering a number of emerging and growing practice areas across the US legal market.

New appointments in the USA research team
Read about the updates made to the Chambers USA team and the promotion of Kush Cheema and James Haggerty to the positions of USA Research Director and Head of USA Research respectively.

Read past legal topics

A Year in Review of the Leisure and Hospitality sector
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Leisure and Hospitality market but despite the many legal challenges and issues, there is a positive future. Read about how the legal market has had to deal with matters surrounding furlough schemes, management agreements and more.

A look at the state of the Energy market in the US
After a challenging year, the energy market in the US has been analysed with this article providing insights into the industry, a look at what the Biden administrations agenda on energy is and more.

Diversity and Inclusion Highlights for Chambers USA 2021
Discover which state ranked the most number of women lawyers and learn more about the diversity statistics for this edition of the guide.

Ranking statistics for Chambers USA 2021
An overview look at the key law firm and lawyer rankings in the upcoming edition of the Chambers USA guide.

Growth in the Private Equity market
Read about how the market is seeing a growth despite a challenging year and details on key states which have seen growing numbers of expert practitioners in the sector.

What is the Magic Circle and who is in it?
Read the article for an insight into the Magic Circle, analysis of the firms ranking who make up the circle, and a look at what the future may hold for these global firms.

Meet the Chambers Legal Research Team

Kush Cheema
North America Research Director
Contact Kush
James Haggerty
Head of USA Research
Contact James
Zahra Damji
Research Manager:
EBEC, Government Relations, Labor & Employment, Media & Advertising, Political Law
Contact Zahra
Alek Quick-Tomasevic
Research Manager:
Intellectual Property, Life Sciences
Contact Alek
Eleanor Dobson
Principal Research Specialist:
Banking & Finance, Funds, FSR, Food & Beverages, Privacy & Data Security, REITs, Sports Law
Contact Eleanor
Evie Bispham Staite
Research Manager:
Energy, Projects
Contact Evie
Matthew Court
Principal Research Specialist:
Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Cannabis, Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Tech & Outsourcing
Contact Matthew
Shane Boothby
Principal Research Specialist:
Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Product Liability, Securities
Contact Shane
Kypriana Savva
Principal Research Specialist:
Antitrust, FCPA, FSR, International Trade, Securities, White Collar Crime
Contact Kypriana
Faiza Jibril
Commercial Director - USA
Contact Faiza

If your practice area isn’t featured above, please get in touch with one of the Research Managers or Principal Research Specialists who will direct your query to the right place.

About our Legal Rankings

Our rankings and market intelligence are based on unrivaled and in-depth market analysis and independent research, all of which is conducted by our dedicated team of Research Analysts, who speak to law firm clients/referees to analyse the level of client services and work each submitting firm offers. 

For more information on our methodology and insights into our submissions process and how your firm can rank in the Chambers USA guide, please visit our methodology page

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