The Magazine

The Lawdragon 500 and the best photojournalism in the industry.

Breaking the mold

The 2015 10th Anniversary Edition of Lawdragon Magazine is currently in production. Contact Melissa Chan at to learn about advertisement and other promotional opportunities for this special issue.

In the meantime, you can view the digital version of the 2014 magazine.

Lawdragon has broken the mold with its annual magazine that is distributed in print and in digital form. The legal community has grown to love our presentation of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, which features the industry’s best photojournalism of legal professionals with accompanying fun facts, notable achievements and Q&As with members of the guide. It is the ultimate page-turner and who’s who of the profession.

The 2014 Magazine features 35 Q&As with Lawdragon 500 members along with more than 60 original photographs. Articles include a profile of Washington, D.C.-based Phillips & Cohen, a leading whistleblower firm; a discussion by women law firm leaders on what it takes to make it to the top; and the comples issues associated with the costs of law schools given the current job market.

The 2013 Magazine featured the annual Lawdragon 500 photo spread, as well a detailed examination of transitional justice issues in Rwanda related to the 1994 genocide and an in-depth a look at the emerging legal practice of crisis management.

Indeed, the magazine has always been about more than the 500 – over the years, we have provided passionate coverage of a fascinating range of issues within the legal affairs arena. The 2012 Magazine has features on new trends in the practice of IP law and war crimes trials in Serbia’s domestic courts and at the ICTY, along with nearly 30 interviews with leading practitioners.

Our 2011 magazine provided an inside account of the Proposition 8 trial in California over gay marriage, which featured the historic pairing of Bush v. Gore opponents David Boies and Ted Olson. (Photo of Olson, Boies and their clients by Gabriela Hasbun.)

The issue also presented an in-depth examination of post-apartheid justice in South Africa, based on field research in the country. Despite the importance of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, many victims of apartheid-era crimes want the government to prosecute perpetrators who did not seek amnesty with the TRC. (Photo of Desmond Tutu by Komelau/

For earlier issues, we spent months in Wilmington to profile the talent-stacked Delaware Chancery Court and traveled to Alaska to detail the battles Earthjustice was waging against with the Bush administration. We went jogging with Seth Waxman to get inside the head of one of the nation’s top Supreme Court litigators, and we had a serious sit-down with Evan Chesler before he became Cravath’s presiding partner.

And we know that many readers were moved by our account of one of the decade’s biggest medical malpractice verdicts resulting from a misdiagnosed stroke in Florida.

Digital Versions of our Magazines

You can order future or current issues at any time and learn about advertising in upcoming issues.

The 2014 Magazine (Digital Version)

• The 2013 Magazine (Digital Version)

The 2012 Magazine (Digital Version)

The 2011 Magazine (Digital Version)

• The 2009 Magazine (4.23MB PDF)

• The 2008 Magazine (4.23MB PDF)

• The 2007 (Summer) Magazine (11 MB PDF)

• The 2007 (Winter) Magazine (5.6MB PDF)

• The 2006 (Fall) Magazine (3.23MB PDF)

• The 2006 (Summer) Magazine (2.07MB PDF)

• The 2006 (Spring) Magazine (3.75MB PDF)

• The 2006 (Winter) Magazine (3.69MB PDF)

• The 2005 Magazine (10.1MB PDF)

What we do

Lawdragon Limelights

Our popular discussion series features a varied mix of lawyers from around the nation, touching on recent achievements, career highlights, trends, tips and personal interests outside the practice.

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The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers is the most elite distinction in the profession covering all practices, while our employment lawyer guides and new “Insights” series highlight attorneys in specialty areas.

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