We got a huge response to our call for nominations this year. We got more than 150 nominations, and from those we narrowed the field down to the ten best. There were many good websites among the nominees, but this year’s top ten may be the strongest we have seen.

This year, we saw a lot of new websites, and unlike last year, the vast majority of the nominations we received were responsive. We also saw a lot of personality. The top ten include some strikingly simple design, a website for victims of sexual abuse with a nondescript “fast exit” button, an upbeat bankruptcy firm, emoji, and more.

We saw so many interesting websites, in fact, that 2016 may turn out to be the year that bad law-firm websites start to stick out like a sore thumb.

A word on the judging. This year we got help from Sam, Aaron, Holden, and Andy. We didn’t use any set criteria other than eliminating non-responsive websites. Feel free to weigh in with your own criteria in the comments.

Without further ado, here are the top ten of 2016 …

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jennyodegard

Jenny Odegard

The thumbnail doesn’t do this website justice. Click through to see why we liked it so much.

rkweinbergerlaw

Robert Weinberger

chicagocriminaldefenselawyer

O’Meara Law

cagoldberglaw

C.A. Goldberg

We dig the Fast Exit button that makes it easy to leave the page if someone interrupts you.

hutchlaw

Hutchison

kainscott

Kain & Scott

liszkalaw

Liszka Law Firm

ylaw

YLaw Group

everlegal

Everlegal

grahamlpa

Graham & Graham

Honorable Mentions

With over 150 nominations for our contest this year, we obviously could not include them all. Here are some of the websites that fell just outside the 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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