A Brief History

Lawdragon is a leading digital media company producing the best lawyer guides and content in the legal industry. Our industry-leading guides recognize the most effective lawyers and legal professionals in a wide variety of industries and areas, and our news-focused, no-paywall content is followed by industry leaders and clients alike. Founded in 2005, Lawdragon is a women-owned company run by a diverse team of journalists and sales professionals.

In addition to the information below, you can also read about our staff or contact us.

Editorial Overview

The Lawyer Limelight

Our popular online Q&A series features discussions with top practitioners, including corporate counsel, law firm stars, leaders in academia, public interest lawyers and more.

The 500 and Lawdragon Magazine

The annual Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America is the most elite distinction in the profession, covering the best of the best in all practice areas. The list is presented online and in our Annual Print Magazine, which features the best photojournalism in the industry.

The 500 also now includes a Legends guide to those who have made the list at least 10 times, and a Hall of Fame guide for past members honored for their contribution to the profession.

Other Specialty Guides

Lawdragon also produces an annual guide to the Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers; an annual guide to 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists; and intermittent additional guides devoted to a particular industry or practice area, based on reader demand.

Enterprise Reporting

In addition to the profiles and news, Lawdragon will dive deep into in select legal issues and trends. For example, we have spent more than two years attending and covering the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. View our Guantanamo coverage here.

You can also visit our News & Features page.

Lawdragon Campus

Our Campus site launched in March 2014 allows prospective students to search for law schools based on metrics that fit their career interests, while also creating a news hub for legal education of interest to current law students and alumni.

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Lawdragon Press and Sponsorship Overview

The Online Profile with Q&A

What do potential clients and referrers of business see when researching your firm’s attorneys? Lawdragon Q&As perform well on internet search results, giving attorneys a unique opportunity to highlight theirs achievements, insights and personalities in a forum that any interested party is likely to come across when researching them.

Lawdragon Roundtables

Our senior editors serve as moderators for firms who wish to position their expertise in practice areas and to highlight client relationships. These can be structured as internal firm conversations about recent achievements or as invitation-only events with the participation of outside counsel.

Limitless Custom Publishing

Our design staff can repackage any of our content – editorial or sponsored – into highly sophisticated print, digital and video reprints of any length to support attorney and law firm marketing needs.

Print and Online Advertising

Our annual print Magazine and Insights guides are ideal places for firms to promote the success of their practices and can be packaged with online banner advertising on and sponsorship of our newsletter to reach a targeted audience.

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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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Lawdragon Press

From Q&As to lengthy feature pieces and “Roundtable” dialogues, Lawdragon Press works with your firm to create the content you need to strengthen your online brand and promotional efforts in print.

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Our Guides

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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The Magazine

Lawdragon’s acclaimed print publications combine original reporting with the best photojournalism in the legal industry, presenting the “who’s who” of the law in each region as never captured before.

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Enterprise Reporting

For 13 years, Lawdragon’s award-winning reporters have provided in-depth coverage historic trials, record-setting deals, complex practice trends, human rights initiatives, international justice and much more.

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Lawdragon Campus

Our site devoted to legal education lets prospective students build their own “law school ranking” with the metrics that matter to them, while providing original articles on deans, students and alums.

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