Five Most Popular Law Practices in America

America has always been a good place to be a lawyer. Known for its litigious culture, it’s not unusual to hear opposing parties taking their grievances to the court. Which is why having a good lawyer to represent you is so critical if you ever need to defend your rights in court.

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If you are in the Chicago area law firms like Abels & Annes have more legal resources available to them than most independent lawyers, which gives them a high record of success when pursuing their clients’ claims. So, next time you should ‘lawyer up’ make sure you hire one of these law practices to get some of the best legal services in America.

1. Latham & Watkins:

Centered in New York, but with offices distributed all over the world, Latham promotes itself as the first multinational legal corporation and its legal staff of more than 2,200 attorneys located over the globe can prove their claim. The company holds several records, like being the highest-grossing legal firm with $2 billion dollars being their average yearly revenue. Although in the beginning their services were oriented towards tax and labor laws, they have expanded them to include transactional, regulatory, and litigation services with an emphasis on international business and commerce.

2. Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is one of the most successful American law firms both in the domestic market and abroad. Specializing in litigation and international business, Baker McKenzie became one of the first legal firms in breaking the $2 billion revenue barrier and continues to increase its presence both in the US and overseas. Baker McKenzie employs more than 13,000 workers with some 4,600 of them being lawyers who work in 77 offices distributed all over the world.

3. DLA Piper

Formed in 2005 by the merger between three well-established law firms (Gray Cary Ware &Freidenrich LLP from California, the Baltimore-based Piper Rudnick LLP, and DLA LLP from the United Kingdom) DLA piper has become one of the most successful American law firms both domestically and abroad. The company has a large staff of lawyers specializing in a wide variety of legal areas; from corporate finance and banking to tax, restructuring, litigation, mergers, or insurance.

4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &Flom

Dubbed my many as “Wall Street’s law firm” Skadden is one of the most powerful legal firms in America, and much of its prestige comes from its relations with Wall Street and its business ties from all over the world. Skadden focuses their legal services on the transaction, litigation and regulatory areas for clients in business, financial and governmental sectors around the world. Skadden’s clients go from mid-size companies to some of the biggest names in the business and financial world.

5. Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is a popular law firm with a large staff of attorneys working in teams to handle different legal areas like complex litigation, intellectual property, or tax-related cases. Based in Chicago, but with offices located all over the world, Kirkland & Ellis popularity has allowed it to become one of the highest-grossing legal firms in America, with an average yearly revenue of $2 billion, which makes it the fifth largest law firm by revenue.