(From Vault Law Editors, Thursday, July 11, 2013):  Vault.com has just released its annual Regional Law Rankings, which reflect the prestige of firms within specific legal markets—including Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Miami, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, New York City, Northern California, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Washington, DC.

While the Vault Law 100 provides a broad overview of the most prestigious firms nationwide, their Regional Rankings offer job seekers a more targeted perspective on the top firms in specific geographic regions. These rankings are based on the opinions of associates who took Vault’s Law Firm Associate Survey earlier this year. In Vault’s annual survey, associates are asked to rate the prestige of peer firms in their area on a scale of 1 to 10 (associates are not allowed to rate their own firms and are asked to only rate firms with which they are familiar). Vault’s rankings indicate the highest-rated firms in each geographic region.

The law firms in the Regional Rankings include firms that may be renowned nationally or internationally as well as locally; regardless of size, what they all have in common is that they have established themselves as leaders in their area.

For a full list of the Best Law Firms in Each U.S. Region, click here.