The only peer-recommended resource of distinguished lawyers in Illinois

Since 2003, Leading Lawyers has helped consumers — of all levels of legal purchasing experience — find a better lawyer faster. From those who have never hired an attorney and are searching for a personal injury lawyer, to in-house counsel at Fortune 500 businesses developing a short list of experienced trade secret lawyers, Leading Lawyers is a trusted source of reliable names and biographical information. More than 100 areas of law, from adoption to workers’ compensation lawyers, are featured on our website and in our Leading Lawyers Magazine.

Most importantly, lawyers cannot buy the distinction of being a Leading Lawyer, and less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in a state will ever be identified as Leading Lawyers. Learn more about our rigorous and objective methodology on our website.

Legal consumers in Illinois and Michigan can identify the top lawyers in their state on Soon, legal consumers throughout the Midwest will be able to find reputable and respected legal counsel from their state on our website.


  • Definitive.
    Leading Lawyers is the most comprehensive and accurate list of the top lawyers in a given state.
  • Searchable.
    Leading Lawyers are searchable by many factors including practice area and geography.
  • Objective.
    Evaluations are based upon objective, state-wide surveys and interviews.
  • Business Development.
    Lists of the Top 10 and Top 100 practitioners in a respective area of practice or region of the state appear in Leading Lawyers Magazine.
  • Emerging Lawyers.
    Only source of Emerging Lawyers who are 40-years old or less in age or have practiced law for 10 years or less.