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 13th consecutive year, Carlton Fields received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

    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 Vault Law. The firm ranked in the top 20 firms for Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Diversity for Women, and in the top 25 firms for Overall Diversity in Vault’s 2024 Best Law Firms for Diversity.

    Carlton Fields is recognized as one of the top law firms in the nation for female attorneys in Law360’s 2023 Women in Law report.

    Carlton Fields ranks No. 6 among firms with 251–600 attorneys with the highest representation of minorities in their equity partnerships and No. 15 for overall representation of minority attorneys in Law360's 2023 Diversity Snapshot.

    Carlton Fields was named as one of Lawyers of Color’s 2023 Aspire Diversity Award winners, which recognizes law firms that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Carlton Fields continues to be recognized as one of the top law firms in the country for diversity, ranking in the top 50 in The American Lawyer’s 2023 Diversity Scorecard for the 16th consecutive year.

  • Legal Practice Excellence

    In 2023, 12 of the firm’s practices and 27 of its attorneys earned top rankings in Chambers USA. The following Carlton Fields practice ranked No. 1:

    • Litigation: Appellate – 4th consecutive year

    The following firm 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
    • Real Estate


    Carlton Fields earned national first-tier rankings for seven of its practices in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®.The firm also achieved 36 metropolitan first-tier rankings across nine of its offices. Additionally, 179 Carlton Fields attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2024© and 12 firm attorneys were named to the 2024 “Lawyers of the Year” list, a designation given to only one lawyer in each specific practice area and geographic region. One hundred thirty-five attorneys are on the "Best Lawyers" lists, and 44 were named to the "Ones to Watch" list.

    Carlton Fields is recognized as a top law firm in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2023‚Äč report, a designation limited to law firms that deliver unparalleled client service. The firm was ranked No. 25 in the nation for client service of the more than 600 law firms serving larger clients, earning a spot on the prestigious "BTI Client Service 30" list. This is the only law firm ranking that identifies top law firms for client service though a national survey of corporate counsel. The firm has been included in this report for more than a decade.

    Carlton Fields was recognized by corporate counsel as a “litigation leader” in BTI Litigation Outlook 2024: Navigating Litigation Spending in the New Unpredictable World. BTI’s annual survey identifies top law firms to which corporate counsel will turn for their most pressing litigation needs.

    Carlton Fields is ranked among the largest U.S. law firms in The American Lawyer’s 2022 Am Law 200 ranking, the Law360 400, and the National Law Journal’s annual survey of the 250 largest U.S. law firms based on the number of attorneys.

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

    For the fifth consecutive year, Carlton Fields was named the “Top Insurance Firm” by the 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 2023, 53 Carlton Fields attorneys were included in Florida Super Lawyers. Two Carlton Fields attorneys were included in the 2023 issue of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, three were included in the 2023 issue of New Jersey Super Lawyers, and two were included in the 2023 issue of Southern California Super Lawyers. Three of the firm’s Hartford attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 issue of Connecticut Super LawyersThree New York attorneys were recognized in the 2023 issue of New York Metro Super Lawyers.

    Florida Trend’s peer-selected 2022 Florida Legal Elite list included 14 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, six were also recognized on the Legal Elite Hall of Fame list.

  • Pro Bono and Community Leadership

    Carlton Fields was honored with the 2022 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City in recognition of the firm’s contributions to the commission, as well as leadership and service in the criminal justice field.

    Carlton Fields was ranked No. 26 among firms with 251–600 attorneys in the Law360 Pulse 2023 Pro Bono Ranking, which ranks firms’ pro bono efforts based on attorney participation, number of pro bono hours, and the share of attorneys who meet the ABA’s recommendation for yearly pro bono work.

  • 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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