It is a comprehensive guide for consumers showcasing all practicing attorneys in the U.S. The Lawyer Directory is a resource that provides a broad-based platform for clients looking for legal representation. While the directory itself does not include scores, ratings, or rankings, lawyers who choose to purchase an expanded profile in the directory will be able to display their rankings and awards.
This resource is designed for the general public and consumers of legal services to identify lawyers who fit their needs.
Listings for the U.S. News Lawyer Directory – powered by Best Lawyers® will appear on U.S. News’ website at: lawyers.usnews.com.
Best Lawyers is a peer-review publication that highlights top legal talent. The Lawyer Directory will display all lawyers in private practice in the U.S., not just those recognized by Best Lawyers.
This platform was created to provide the marketplace with a comprehensive resource. Not every client needs the same type of lawyer in a given city or practice area; the Lawyer Directory will help consumers find the best fit for their needs.
No score, rating, or additional value will be applied to the lawyers visible on the site. Lawyers who choose to purchase an expanded profile in the directory will be able to highlight their rankings and awards.
Yes, you are welcome to link to your lawyer directory profile from other websites, social media outlets (like LinkedIn), and other external platforms.
Researchers are reviewing firm directories and bar association lists to collect the initial names appearing on the site. Additionally, firms will be able to supply names and edit listings if they so choose.
We will rely on lawyers to self-police their information, similar to the methods used on LinkedIn. However, should any lawyer misrepresent his or her affiliations, there will be a process to request additional research and the removal of listings.
No. There is no fee to appear on lawyers.usnews.com, although lawyers may choose to purchase an expanded profile in the directory. Additional marketing opportunities are available for those who would like more exposure.
No, our mission is to capture lawyers in private practice in the U.S. only.
Not at this time. The initial launch will only include lawyers working in private practice.
If your name does not appear on the site, and you are a lawyer in private practice in the U.S., please email us at email@example.com to have your profile added.
If you would like your information removed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will facilitate your request.
Lawyers will create personal accounts to maintain and update the information that appears on their individual profiles.
Lawyers will create accounts for this purpose to maintain their own information. Updates and edits to profiles will appear immediately unless otherwise noted.
Premium Profiles are available for purchase and come with preferred placement in the search results on our site. Please login to your account to upgrade and expand your exposure on lawyers.usnews.com.
Yes, if you have a Premium Profile, clients can visit your profile and leave a comment on your work. You will have the opportunity to review any pending client comments before they are published to your Premium Profile.
Yes, if you wish to remove a client comment from your profile you may do so at any time using your admin account.
No. If you would like a change to be made to a submitted client comment, please reach out to them directly to submit a new comment for review.
A commendation is a professional recommendation. Commendations can only be given by lawyers recognized in the current edition of Best Lawyers, but can be given to any lawyer on lawyers.usnews.com with a premium profile. Commendations have no impact on a listing or award by Best Lawyers. To learn more about how to become a candidate for recognition by Best Lawyers or to nominate an attorney for consideration in Best Lawyers, visit: bestlawyers.com.
To request a commendation, you must first have a premium profile. From there, you can access a list of eligible lawyers to request they provide a commendation on your work. Requesting and/or receiving a commendation has no impact on future Best Lawyers recognition.
To provide a commendation, you must first be recognized in Best Lawyers. Learn more by reviewing the Best Lawyers methodology. Once you are recognized in Best Lawyers, log in to your Best Lawyers admin account. You can submit a commendation to any lawyer on Lawyer Directory with a premium profile, regardless of whether or not they are also recognized by Best Lawyers.
Yes. You will be able to review all pending commendations before publishing them to your premium profile. You can also remove a commendation (given or received) at any time. Providing a commendation on a lawyer’s work will not automatically nominate him or her for consideration in Best Lawyers.
To learn more about Commendations, please visit our Commendations Frequently Asked Questions page.