It’s nice to win awards. But it’s even better to be part of a firm that is committed to the tough and rewarding work required to earn them. While we’ve been fortunate to receive positive notice, our clients and employees are the true beneficiaries of our efforts.

  • Diversity

    For the 12th consecutive year, Carlton Fields received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which rates businesses according to their treatment of LGBTQ employees, consumers, and investors.

    For more than a decade, Carlton Fields has ranked among the country’s top law firms for creating, maintaining, and fostering a diverse workplace, according to the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms. The firm ranked in the top 15 for Overall Diversity and the top 25 for Diversity for Individuals with Disabilities, Diversity for LGBTQ+ Individuals, Diversity for Women, and Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Vault’s 2022 Best Law Firms for Diversity.

    Carlton Fields was named a top-ranked firm for diversity among firms of its size by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The inaugural MCCA Diversity Scorecard evaluates law firm diversity based on demographics, leadership composition, and the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers.

    Carlton Fields is recognized as one of the top law firms in the nation for female attorneys in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report. Carlton Fields ranks No. 4 in Law360’s 2020 Diversity Snapshot for “The Best Law Firms for Minority Equity Partners” and in the top 30 for “The Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys.”

    Carlton Fields has been listed over the years in the top 30 on The American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard, a ranking of law firms based on the percentage of diverse lawyers in their U.S. offices.

    Carlton Fields was honored to receive the 2016 T-Mobile Legal Department Diversity Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes a law firm with strong associate and equity partner diversity, as well as exceptional diversity programs and policies.

    Carlton Fields was recognized by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity for its efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession and named as a 2020 Top Performer. The designation is given to corporations and law firms that commit the most time and energy to its programs. The firm has been a leader of the LCLD since it was founded in 2009.

  • Legal Practice Excellence

    In 2021, 12 of the firm’s practices and 24 of its attorneys earned top rankings in Chambers USA. The following Carlton Fields practices ranked No. 1:

    • Construction (for the 19th consecutive year)
    • Litigation: Appellate (for the second consecutive year)

    The following practice ranked in top bands in Connecticut

    • Real Estate

    The following firm practices ranked in top bands in Florida:

    • Antitrust
    • Construction
    • Environment
    • Health Care
    • Insurance
    • Litigation: Appellate
    • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations
    • Tax

    The following firm practices ranked in top bands in North and Central Florida:

    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
    • Corporate/M&A and Private Equity
    • Real Estate

    We were also chosen as a “Go-To Law Firm” in the areas of Litigation and Labor & Employment by firm clients in a survey of the top 500 U.S. companies conducted by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firms selected by Corporate Counsel make up less than one-half of one percent of the world’s law firms.

    Carlton Fields earned national first-tier rankings for seven of its practices in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” guide. The firm also received high rankings for a multitude of its practices in several metropolitan areas. Additionally, 122 Carlton Fields attorneys were included in  The Best Lawyers in America 2022© and 8 firm attorneys were named to the 2022 “Lawyers of the Year” list, a designation given to only one lawyer in each specific practice area and geographic region. Ninety-four attorneys are on the Best Lawyers lists, and 28 were named to the Ones to Watch list.

    For the 10th consecutive year, Carlton Fields was named to the BTI Client Service A-Team, a designation limited to law firms that deliver unparalleled client service. This is the only law firm ranking that identifies top law firms for client service though a national survey of corporate counsel.

    Carlton Fields was recognized by corporate counsel as a “Litigation Leader” in class actions, complex employment litigation, and product liability litigation, as well as an overall top firm in complex commercial litigation in BTI Litigation Outlook 2022: Post-Pandemic and Beyond. BTI’s annual survey identifies top law firms to which corporate counsel will turn for their most pressing litigation needs. Corporate counsel also singled out Carlton Fields as one of the most innovative law firms, providing the most impactful and robust innovation and technology strategies, according to BTI Legal Innovation and Technology Outlook 2019: Clients Rank Their Needs and Law Firm Performance.

    Carlton Fields is ranked among the largest U.S. law firms in The American Lawyer’s 2020 Am Law 200 ranking and the National Law Journal’s annual survey of the 250 largest U.S. law firms based on the number of attorneys.

    More than 150 Carlton Fields attorneys have received the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a lawyer peer review rating system that evaluates lawyers and law firms in the United States and Canada for ethical standards and legal ability.

    Carlton Fields’ Construction Practice is consistently recognized as a national leader. Carlton Fields is ranked No. 18 nationally in Construction Executive's “Top 50 Construction Law Firms” list.

    For the fourth consecutive year, Carlton Fields was named the “Top Insurance Firm” by JD Supra. Only one law firm earned the “Top Law Firm” designation in each of the 26 categories covered by the 2021 JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize top authors and firms who were read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media, and other professionals across the JD Supra platform.

    In 2021, 59 Carlton Fields attorneys were included in Florida Super Lawyers. Three Carlton Fields attorneys were included in the 2021 issue of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, and two were included in the 2021 issue of Southern California Super Lawyers. Four of the firm’s Hartford attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 issue of Connecticut Super LawyersTwo New York attorneys were recognized in the 2021 issue of New York Metro Super Lawyers.

    Florida Trend magazine’s peer-selected 2021 Florida Legal Elite included 15 Carlton Fields attorneys. Carlton Fields is one of the top seven firms with the most attorneys on the list. Of the Carlton Fields attorneys chosen, seven were also recognized on the Legal Elite Hall of Fame list.

  • Pro Bono and Community Leadership

    Lawyers for Children America (LFCA), a nonprofit child advocacy organization, honored Carlton Fields with the 2018 Pro Bono Law Firm Award. Our attorneys provide pro bono services to LFCA’s minor clients, and the firm sponsors LFCA training programs that help recruit and train attorneys to do the same.

    Carlton Fields was honored with the 2019 Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Law Firm Award from the Thirteenth Judicial Pro Bono Committee and the Volunteer Lawyers Program of Bay Area Legal Services for outstanding pro bono service to the local community.

    Carlton Fields was the 2018 recipient of the Legal Services of Greater Miami’s Equal Justice Pro Bono Large Firm Award. The award honors our attorneys’ pro bono contributions, including providing corporate and business advice for nonprofits and minority businesses, assisting in name changes for the transgender community, and handling probate matters for veterans.

  • Workplace Excellence

    In 2020, Carlton Fields ranked 11th nationally in The American Lawyer’s Midlevel Associates Survey. Rankings are based on surveys of midlevel associates in 180 top U.S. firms.

    Vault’s 2021 survey of the nation’s largest law firms ranked Carlton Fields in the top 50 "Best Law Firms to Work For," and in the top 25 for Technology and Innovation.


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