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Directories of Attorneys: An Annotated Bibliography

Prepared by:

Pat Newcombe
Associate Dean for Library & Information Resources

Updated July 2013

GENERAL 

The American Bar, including lawyers of the World (Forster-Long). Annual. Ready Ref. KF 190 .A42.

This directory provides a selective directory of American and foreign attorneys. Law firm listings are arranged geographically and by firm name, and provide brief attorney biographical information. An attorney index is provided, which lists firm name and geographical location.

The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White). Annual. Ready Ref. KF 190 .N23.

Included in this directory are recommended attorneys selected through a peer-review process. The text is arranged geographically and then by specialized area of law. An index of attorney names is provided with contact information.

Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.). Annual. Index KF 190 .M3. Also available on Lexis.

Volumes list both attorneys and law firms arranged by state and city, and provide biographical information. There is also an Areas of Practice volume arranged by specialty and then broken down by state and city.

Who’s Who in American Law (Marquis Who’s Who). Biennial. Ref. KF 190 .W5.

Arranged alphabetically by name, biographical information is provided for over 25,000 attorneys and other professionals in legal-related fields. A Field of Practice Index is provided.

DIRECTORIES FOR INDIVIDUAL STATES

Connecticut

Lawyers’ Diary (Connecticut Bar Association). Annual. Ready Ref. KFC 3676.5 .L39.

This directory lists members of the Connecticut Bar and provides contact information.

Maine

Bar Directory of Maine (Tower Publishing). Annual. Ready Ref. KF 332 .M35 M35.

An alphabetical listing of Maine attorneys and Maine law firms is provided with contact information. There is also a listing of Maine attorneys organized by county, by law firm name, and by area of specialization.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Lawyers Diary and Manual: Including Bar Directory (Skinder-Strauss Associates). Annual. Ready Ref. KF 192 .M3 L3.

This directory lists members of the Massachusetts Bar, provides contact information, and notes year of admission to the Massachusetts Bar. Also indicated is whether the individual is an associate/employee of the law firm, company or agency, or is a partner/shareholder/owner/officer/principal/member/responsible party of the law firm, company, agency or professional association.

Pictorial Membership Directory: Hampden County Bar Associations (The Association 2007). Ref. KF 193 .H35 (also available free of charge on the Internet).

Photos of Hampden County Bar members are provided, along with a list of non-photographed members.

New York

New York Lawyers Diary and Manual (Skinder-Strauss). Annual. Ready Ref. KF 192 .N53.

This directory lists members of the New York Bar, provides contact information, and notes year of admission to the New York Bar. Also indicated is whether the individual is an associate/employee of the law firm, company or agency listed, or is a partner/shareholder/owner/officer/principal/member/responsible party of the law firm.

PRACTICE SPECIALTY DIRECTORIES

Chambers USA (Chambers &  Partners).

This website ranks leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the U.S. Lawyers are assessed and ranked through interviews with lawyers and their clients. In addition to the ‘state’ listings, certain practice areas, such as antitrust and capital markets, have ‘nationwide’ listings which include those firms and lawyers with national practices.

Directory of Corporate Counsel.  Available on WestlawNext.

Biographical records of legal counsel for corporations and nonprofit organizations, and organization-level listings of corporate counsel, compiled by Aspen Publishers.

The Directory of Legal Aid & Defender Offices in the United States and Territories (National Legal Aid & Defender Association). Biennial. Ready Ref. KF 336 .A332. Also available on Lexis.

Listings are arranged geographically into separate sections for Civil Legal Service Offices and Defender Offices. More than 4,000 listings of contact information are provided for offices in the U.S. and its territories.


INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORIES

Chambers Global 2011: The World's Leading Lawyers (Chambers  & Partners).

This website identifies the leading business lawyers and law firms worldwide. Lawyers are assessed and ranked through interviews with lawyers and their clients. 

Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory (Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.). Annual. Index KF 190 .M3. Also available on Lexis.

Attorneys are listed by region, country, and city. There are separate biographical entries for many firms. Indexes of attorneys by name, as well as by areas of practice, are provided.

OTHER SOURCES

West Legal Directory contains over one million profiles of law firms and biographical records of attorneys from the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Canada, and Europe. By utilizing a variety of fields in search requests, users can retrieve profiles of lawyers from a particular geographical location, with a particular area of practice, and restrict searches to firms of a certain size, etc. Also available on WestlawNext.

"Martindale-Hubbell" provides access to over one million lawyers and law firms in 160 countries by a variety of criteria, including name, geographic location, practice area, and firm size.

Avvo profiles lawyers nation wide and includes client reviews.  Users can search for lawyers by legal topic, name, city and state, or zip code.