Free: 10 Things the Best Law-Firm Website Designs Have in Common
For seven years, Lawyerist has published an annual list of the best law firm websites. Now, you can find out what they have in common.
Every year, we ask our readers to help us find the best law firm websites, then pick the top ten. Check out the current law firm websites contest!
Out of over 50 nominations, we have narrowed the field down to the ten best. There were many good nominations, but the top ten are some really excellent, responsive websites.
Responsive web design turned out to play a big factor in getting to the top ten. A responsive website should look good on any screen, from a big desktop display to a smartwatch. Law firm websites still have a way to go on this, though. Many great-looking nominations — including some websites built in the last year — wound up in the discard pile because they are not responsive.
Apart from responsiveness, however, I will not explain the criteria I used to pick these ten websites. Great website design is in the eye of the beholder, and it is up to you to take a look and decide which you like best, according to whatever criteria is meaningful to you. Lobby for your favorites in the comments, or tell us why we’ve done a horrible job coming up with this year’s top ten.
Without further ado, the top ten …
And now, some awesome honorable mentions that would have made the cut if they weren’t disqualified on a technicality.
Axiom (Honorable Mention)
According to Axiom’s disclaimer, “Axiom is not a law firm,” which disqualifies it from our competition. But its website is fantastic.
Small Firm Success (Honorable Mention)
We are obviously disqualified from entering our own competition, but we are really proud of this website built on Lawyerist Sites for Minnesota CLE for its annual solo and small-firm conference.
Zombie Law (Honorable Mention)
The best fake law firm websitse since Saul Goodman’s.
Rachel A. Runnels
Last, but certainly not least, my favorite law firm website by a long shot. Just listen to that relaxing soundtrack!
(Preemptively declared the 2014 winner back in November.)
With over 50 nominations for our contest this year, we obviously could not include them all. Here are the websites that did not make it into our top ten.
Check them out, and feel free to tell us which ones you think we were crazy not to include in the top ten.
- AccidentValues.com by Warnken
- Anastasi Jellum
- Attig Law Firm
- Cartwright King Solicitors
- Cortellazzo & Soatto
- Davis-Stirling.com by Adams Kessler
- Dennis Hernandez & Associates
- Drake Law
- Edwards Hands & Lewis
- Elizabeth Christy Law Firm
- Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers
- Flowers Law
- Flynn Wirkus Young
- Friedman Iverson
- Grabel & Associates
- Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
- Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins
- Kleiman Law
- Law Office of Mark Jones
- The Lopez Firm
- Mulvihill & Rushie
- Naqvi Injury Law
- Nu | Legal
- Powell IP Law
- Prestige Lawyers
- Robert E. Lanham
- Robles, Castles & Meredith
- Scarinci Hollenbeck
- The Schlitt Law Firm
- Sommers Schwartz
- Steiger Legal
- Tor Hoerman Law
- Trepanier MacGillis Battina
- Westaway Law
- Win-Win Resolve
- Zachary C. Strebeck
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