Vault Law, one of the nation’s leading law firm research and ranking agencies, has named Smith Anderson one of the Best Law Firms in the South-Atlantic region of the United States and a Top 150 Under 150 firm, a recognition of leading law firms in the country with 150 or fewer lawyers.
Smith Anderson placed in the top 20 of the 2023 regional list, which reveals the most prestigious law firms by region across the U.S., up three spots from the 2022 list, making this the firm’s first time reaching the top 20.
The ranking is determined by surveys conducted with associate lawyers verified by Vault Law who work in the South-Atlantic region and who were asked to rate the reputation of peer firms based on local prestige.
The Top 150 Under 150 list was created to recognize outstanding small and midsize law firms that deliver “big results.” Vault’s editorial and research teams pored through Vault survey data, news stories, trade journals and other legal publications; spoke with lawyers in the field; and reviewed other published rankings. Vault editors also assessed each firm for prestige, quality of life and professional growth opportunities.
This is the second time in recent weeks that Smith Anderson has received recognition that includes acknowledgement of its excellent work culture. In July, Triangle Business Journal named Smith Anderson one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work for the third consecutive year.
Vault Law’s rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the law industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of law firm associates and using the results of these surveys and other means ranks the top law firms in various categories.