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.

Bonn Steichen & Partners

Bonn Steichen & Partners

Bradley M. Collins

Bradley M. Collins

Dickstein Shapiro

Dickstein Shapiro

Fienman Defense

Fienman Defense

Fogle Keller Purdy

Fogle Keller Purdy

Kith and Kin

Kith + Kin

Modus Law

Modus Law

Reed Longyear

Reed Longyear

Trout Law

Trout Law

Venture Legal

Venture Legal

Next: honorable mentions.

And now, some awesome honorable mentions that would have made the cut if they weren’t disqualified on a technicality.

axiom

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

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

Zombie Law (Honorable Mention)

The best fake law firm websitse since Saul Goodman’s.

Rachel A Runnels

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.)

Next: other nominated websites.

The Rest

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.

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