U.S. News to publish law firm rankings

July 10, 2009 U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers, the survey of lawyers worldwide, announced the expansion of the U.S. News signature "America's Best" series to include rankings of law firms. The venture will kick off with an announcement sent to more than 35,000 lawyers across the United States, followed by a detailed survey that will be conducted this fall.

The new law firm rankings will evaluate more than 3,000 law firms across the United States using a wide range of data as well as individual assessments from more than 40,000 private practice lawyers, 20,000 clients, and thousands of law firm employees, U.S. News said in a statement.

Results will appear in a variety of print and online products focused on consumers and legal professionals.

U.S. News & World Report is known for ranking various institutions, including colleges and law schools.

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