Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers
This list appeared in the December 2017 issue. The latest list will launch January 1, 2019.
How They're Chosen

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How DC's Best Lawyers Are Chosen

December 3, 2018

This list appeared in the December 2017 issue.  The latest list will launch January 1, 2019.

This list is pretty tough to compile. Nonetheless, we give it our best effort every other year.

We begin the process with a survey of the nearly 1,000 attorneys recognized on our 2016 list, asking whom they consider the best among their peers. We then added more research and reporting, contacting still more lawyers and reading up on notable recent successes of the local bar. We’ve trimmed several categories as well as increased and added others since the last go-round, so this isn’t a repeat of what you’ve seen in years past. Though it’s impossible not to miss some deserving folks, what follows is a directory of much of Washington’s top legal talent in 20 practice specialties.

In this online list, winning lawyers are identified with a “Best Lawyers” logo. To learn more, please email [email protected] or call 202-296-1246.

This list appeared in the December 2017 issue.  The latest list will launch January 1, 2019.

Washington has a higher concentration of people with JDs than anywhere else in the country, which means you’re probably out of luck if you want to pick a fight with the homeowners’ association over landscaping rules—chances are the HOA president litigates much higher-stakes matters for a living. Also, you should really keep your voice down if you must tell that lawyer joke while riding Metro. Finally, it means this list is pretty tough to compile.

Nonetheless, we give it our best effort every other year. Though it’s impossible not to miss some deserving folks, what follows is a directory of much of Washington’s top legal talent in 21 practice specialties, as voted by area lawyers. Choose a category below to learn more.

If you need to contact us about a lawyer listing, please email us here.

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