The Lawdragon Process

The Lawdragon selection process has been created over 35 years of researching and reporting on the legal profession and creating 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 accept submissions and review them alongside thousands of candidates we identify and consider for each guide. We also work with editorial advisors in each substantive area to develop the focus of the guide and identify talent.

Please see below for the methodologies of our individual guides, and due dates for nominations:

Lawdragon Hall of Fame Due 12/8/23
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America Due 12/15/23
Lawdragon 500 Leading Environmental Lawyers - The Green 500 Due 1/5/24
The Lawdragon Legends Due 1/12/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Energy Lawyers Due 1/19/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers Due 1/26/24
Lawdragon 100 Global AI & Legal Tech Advisors Due 2/16/24
Lawdragon 100 Global Leaders in Litigation Finance Due 2/29/24
Lawdragon 500 Global Plaintiff Lawyers Due 3/8/24
Lawdragon 100 Global Leaders in Legal Strategy & Consulting Due 3/15/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Cyber Lawyers Due 3/28/24
Lawdragon 100 Leading Immigration Lawyers Due 4/5/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers Due 4/26/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers Due 5/17/24
Lawdragon X – Next Generation Due 5/31/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Litigators Due 6/21/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Civil Rights & Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Due 6/28/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Real Estate Lawyers Due 7/12/24
Lawdragon 100 Global Social Justice Warriors Due 7/19/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America Due 8/9/24
Lawdragon 100 Leading Cayman Lawyers Due 8/16/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers Due 8/23/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers Due 9/13/24
Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers Due 9/20/24

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