The Lawdragon Process

The 2023 Lawdragon 100 Leading Immigration Lawyers is our inaugural guide dedicated to this important practice. It builds on the recognition of leading U.S. immigration lawyers we began in 2008 with our guides to corporate employment law.

This guide includes an array of outstanding immigration advisors, mostly in the employment context for businesses and other organizations. With this year’s guide, we also add more "consumer" focused immigration advocates, who advise families and individuals on their immigration matters.

The Lawdragon selection process has been created over 30 years of researching and reporting on the legal profession and creating lists and guides to the most effective legal professionals. Our team brings more than 100 years in the lawyer reporting and information business.

The foundation of our selection is in journalism. We research each guide extensively, studying which lawyers and law practices have had significant impact, including an emphasis on recent matters handled. We review cutting-edge litigation, as well as trends in immigration law and review the lawyers consistently turned to for guidance in those matters. We accept submissions and review them alongside candidates we independently identify and consider for each guide. We also work with editorial advisors who specialize in immigration law to identify and vet candidates.

To make a Lawdragon guide, a lawyer will have been in practice 10 years, with extremely rare exceptions. Similarly, virtually all will be partners in their law practice or hold a designation that indicates the regard of those with whom they practice. Leadership within their practice in a firm and or in relevant bar organizations is considered. The regard in which one is held by peers is noted. We aim to include those lawyers who aspire to be and who are admired for their intellect and wisdom as well as conduct and leadership.

Lawdragon is an advocate for inclusion in the legal profession.

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