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The NLJ 250 Law Firms (as of 10/01/96)

The following is the status of the NLJ 250 law firms' websites as of 10/01/96:

  • 120 (48%) have a Web Site, although not all of those are public and functioning properly.
  • 130 (52%) have no Web Site, but perhaps have a domain name (the whois database search results are included below for these).
  • 6 are West FirmSites.
  • 3 are Martindale-Hubbell/Inherent.Com sites.
  1. Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P..
  2. Alston & Bird. Requires a password to download the graphic from this demo page.
  3. Altheimer & Gray.
  4. Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky P.C.. Empty site.
  5. Andrews & Kurth L.L.P..
  6. Arnold & Porter.
  7. Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn. Very nice design and high-res graphics. Too bad the awards make the page look like a Russian military uniform.
  8. Adams and Reese. Professional high-res graphics. Very nice.
  9. Arter & Hadden.
  10. Armstrong, Teasdale, Schlafly & Davis.
  11. Baker & Botts L.L.P.. Clip art graphics.
  12. Baker & Daniels. DNS misconfigured. Try "" and you might get the firm's site. By far the most humorous of the DNS errors.
  13. Baker & McKenzie. Cool background. Nice, professional, dignified graphics.
  14. Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell.
  15. Baker & Hostetler.
  16. Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll.
  17. Bell, Boyd & Lloyd.
  18. Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff.
  19. Bingham, Dana & Gould.
  20. Buchanan Ingersoll P.C..
  21. Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley.
  22. Bogle & Gates.
  23. Bracewell & Patterson L.L.P..
  24. Briggs and Morgan P.A.. A West FirmSite with high-res graphics.
  25. Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. Good, simple, functional design. Current content and search engine on the home page.
  26. Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon. Under construction. And makes a political statement (ill-advised).
  27. Brown & Wood.
  28. Bryan Cave L.L.P..
  29. Bond, Schoeneck & King L.L.P..
  30. Blackwell Sanders Matheny Weary & Lombardi L.C.. Medium-res graphics with a feedback form on the home page.
  31. Barnes & Thornburg. Low-res graphics.
  32. Butzel Long. Medium-res graphics and a counter.
  33. Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
  34. Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
  35. Calfee, Halter & Griswold.
  36. Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler P.A..
  37. Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.
  38. Chadbourne & Parke.
  39. Chapman and Cutler. Non-functional photo of Chicago.
  40. Choate, Hall & Stewart. Medium-res graphics.
  41. Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May P.C.. A Martindale-Hubbell/Inherent.Com site. But why the YELLING TITLE? High-res graphics. DISCLAIMER: Red Street partners Erik Heels and Rick Klau were formerly employed by Inherent.Com. However, at no time were Klau or Heels involved in the design, development, or maintenance of
  42. Clausen Miller P.C..
  43. Cummings & Lockwood P.C.. Home page has three broken image links.
  44. Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle.
  45. Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz. Low-res graphics. Only this department seems to be on the Web.
  46. Cooley Godward Castro Huddleson & Tatum. Well designed. High-res graphics with a black background.
  47. Coudert Brothers. Map graphics. Cluttered home page.
  48. Covington & Burling. DNS misconfigured. Try "" and you might get the firm's site.
  49. Cozen and O'Connor.
  50. Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
  51. Crowell & Moring.
  52. Day, Berry & Howard.
  53. Drinker Biddle & Reath.
  54. Debevoise & Plimpton.
  55. Dewey Ballantine.
  56. Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman. Low-res graphics.
  57. Dinsmore & Shohl. An unconfigured server!
  58. Dorsey & Whitney P.L.L.P..
  59. Dechert Price & Rhoads.
  60. Davis Polk & Wardwell.
  61. Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin L.L.P..
  62. Duane, Morris & Heckscher. Under construction.
  63. Davis Wright Tremaine. A Martindale-Hubbell/Inherent.Com site. But why the YELLING TITLE? Clearly among the best of the high-res graphics sites. DISCLAIMER: Red Street partners Erik Heels and Rick Klau were formerly employed by Inherent.Com. However, at no time were Klau or Heels involved in the design, development, or maintenance of
  64. Dykema Gossett P.L.L.C..
  65. Edwards & Angell. Empty site.
  66. Epstein Becker & Green P.C.. Empty site.
  67. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott. Under construction.
  68. Faegre & Benson P.L.L.P.. High-res graphics. Simple design. Good content strategy (i.e. "who owns your home page?").
  69. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Low-res graphics.
  70. Foley, Hoag & Eliot. High-res graphics and a very busy home page.
  71. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner L.L.P..
  72. Foley & Lardner. "Sorry! We have no web site at this time." And it's not clear if it's even under construction.
  73. Foster, Pepper & Shefelman. High-res graphics and the "lowsrc=" tag.
  74. Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal and Banker P.A.. Empty site.
  75. Frost & Jacobs. An professional high-res image map.
  76. Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.. Construction page with JavaScript.
  77. Gardere & Wynne L.L.P.. One high-res graphic.
  78. Gardner, Carton & Douglas.
  79. Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich P.C.. Medium-res graphics.
  80. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
  81. Graham & James. Kind of cool high-res graphics.
  82. Goodwin, Procter & Hoar.
  83. Greenberg Traurig. Under construction.
  84. Hale and Dorr. High-res graphics that need bit-stripping.
  85. Harris Beach & Wilcox L.L.P..
  86. Haynes and Boone L.L.P.. High-res graphics with a very distracting background.
  87. Haight, Brown & Bonesteel.
  88. Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. Frames. Very nice professional graphics.
  89. Hogan & Hartson L.L.P..
  90. Hughes Hubbard & Reed.
  91. Hinshaw & Culbertson. Nice professional photo image map with a very dark background.
  92. Holland & Knight.
  93. Hodgson, Russ, Andrews, Woods & Goodyear L.L.P..
  94. Holland & Hart. DNS misconfigured. Try "" and you might get the firm's site.
  95. Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn.
  96. Hopkins & Sutter. Good design. High-res graphics. Search engine on home page. Animated graphic a distraction.
  97. Howrey & Simon.
  98. Holme Roberts & Owen L.L.C.. The "under construction" graphic looks exactly like the one used by Martindale-Hubbell/Inherent.Com.
  99. Hughes & Luce L.L.P..
  100. Hunton & Williams. Simple red, white, and blue graphics. Check out the <meta> tag.
  101. Husch & Eppenberger.
  102. Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan. Medium-res graphics.
  103. Irell & Manella. Under construction.
  104. Jackson & Kelly. Under construction.
  105. Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman.
  106. Jacoby & Meyers. Clip art graphics.
  107. Jenkens & Gilchrist P.C..
  108. Jenner & Block. Very green.
  109. Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.
  110. Jackson & Walker L.L.P..
  111. Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler.
  112. Keck, Mahin & Cate. Under construction.
  113. Kelley Drye & Warren. A West FirmSite. High-res Picasso-like graphics. See McDermott, Will & Emery.
  114. Kilpatrick & Cody.
  115. Kirkland & Ellis.
  116. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart L.L.P.. Dark marble background.
  117. Katten Muchin & Zavis.
  118. Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel. Medium-res graphics, but they work because the green/yellow theme is integrated in the design of the site.
  119. King & Spalding. Low-res graphics.
  120. Kutak Rock.
  121. Lane Powell Spears Lubersky.
  122. Lewis, D'Amato, Brisbois & Bisgaard.
  123. Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon L.L.P..
  124. Littler, Mendelson, Fastiff, Tichy & Mathiason. Low-res graphics.
  125. LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae L.L.P.. Clip-art graphics and a counter.
  126. Pillsbury Madison & Sutro. Interesting content strategy.
  127. Loeb and Loeb.
  128. Lord, Bissell & Brook.
  129. Lowenstein, Sandler, Kohl, Fisher & Boylan P.A.. High-res graphics. But check this out. This site may be ONLY ONE PAGE! If designers could convince firms to follow this model, they'd have VERY high margins.
  130. Locke Purnell Rain Harrell P.C..
  131. Lewis, Rice & Fingersh P.C..
  132. Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps. Clip-art graphics.
  133. Latham & Watkins. A 79K non-image-map home page graphic.
  134. Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Password-protected home page.
  135. Mayer, Brown & Platt. No graphics.
  136. Michael, Best & Friedrich.
  137. McCarter & English.
  138. McGlinchey Stafford Lang P.L.L.C.. High-res graphics. And nice that the home page fits in one screen.
  139. McKenna & Cuneo L.L.P.. A Martindale-Hubbell/Inherent.Com site. But why the YELLING TITLE? DISCLAIMER: McKenna & Cuneo was a client of Inherent.Com when Rick and Erik were both employed by Inherent.Com. Rick was involved in this management of this project, but Erik was not, so this review was written exclusively by Erik.
  140. McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. A photo, high-res graphics. Shrink it all down and the design would be much better.
  141. Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. Password-protected home page.
  142. Mendes & Mount.
  143. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Low-res graphics.
  144. Miles & Stockbridge.
  145. Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C..
  146. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.. High-res graphics. Java scrolling text. But way too many graphics on home page.
  147. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. A West FirmSite. Very nice graphics.
  148. Morrison, Mahoney & Miller.
  149. Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads.
  150. Morrison & Foerster. Scientific-looking graphics.
  151. Morrison & Hecker.
  152. Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon L.L.P..
  153. McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe L.L.P.. A West FirmSite with photo graphics and a cluttered home page.
  154. McDermott, Will & Emery. Very odd Picasso-like graphics. See Kelley Drye & Warren.
  155. Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle LLP.
  156. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough L.L.P.. High-res graphics.
  157. Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver. Low-res graphics.
  158. O'Melveny & Myers.
  159. Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly. High-res graphics with a very dark background. But the rotating globe is kind of cool.
  160. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. High-res animated graphics with JavaScript scrolling text on the home page.
  161. Palmer & Dodge.
  162. Patton Boggs L.L.P..
  163. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
  164. Pennie & Edmonds. Has to be seen to be believed. Content strategy is "it's a jungle out there." Picture of monkeys etc. on home page. Whatever.
  165. Perkins Coie. Medium-res graphics.
  166. Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. The only site using the very cool client pull (meta refresh).
  167. Phelps Dunbar L.L.P..
  168. Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber.
  169. Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Low-res graphics.
  170. Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch. Cartoon graphics with "Judge Wally." Another odd content strategy choice.
  171. Piper & Marbury L.L.P..
  172. Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman Ltd.. Among the best "under construction" designs we've ever seen.
  173. Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur.
  174. Post & Schell P.C..
  175. Preston Gates & Ellis.
  176. Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn L.L.P.. As close as you can come to a shrinkwrap-license for a Web site.
  177. Quarles & Brady.
  178. Querrey & Harrow Ltd..
  179. Robinson & Cole. If you want to convince your clients that lawyers are more than faceless clones, here's how not to do it. The worst graphic I've ever seen.
  180. Reid & Priest.
  181. Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti. Under construction.
  182. Rivkin, Radler & Kremer. Medium-res graphics.
  183. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.
  184. Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley. Password-protected home page.
  185. Ropes & Gray. High-res graphics. Designed for users with 20" monitors.
  186. Rosenman & Colin. Clip art graphics.
  187. Ross & Hardies. No graphics.
  188. Reed Smith Shaw & McClay. Low-res graphics.
  189. Ruden Barnett McClosky Smith Schuster & Russel P.A..
  190. Rudnick & Wolfe.
  191. Rogers & Wells.
  192. Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.
  193. Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul. Low-res graphics with a "file cabinet" image map. Plus distracting scrolling Java text.
  194. Schiff Hardin & Waite. Clip art graphics.
  195. Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold.
  196. Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson. Graphics are so light that they almost disappear.
  197. Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge. High-res graphics with an animated spotlight graphic.
  198. Shook, Hardy & Bacon P.C..
  199. Shearman & Sterling.
  200. Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore L.L.P.. DNS misconfigured. Try "" and you might get the firm's site.
  201. Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. Low-res graphics.
  202. Sidley & Austin. Clip art graphics. Home page uses the <blink> tag!
  203. Sills Cummis Zuckerman Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross P.A..
  204. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
  205. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. High-res graphics. But boring.
  206. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.
  207. Schulte Roth & Zabel.
  208. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Interesting newspaper-like content strategy, but home page is very cluttered.
  209. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
  210. Steel Hector & Davis. A West FirmSite. Simple high-res graphics.
  211. Steptoe & Johnson. DNS misconfigured. Try "" and you might get the firm's site.
  212. Stites & Harbison.
  213. Stoel Rives. Cartoon graphics.
  214. Strasburger & Price L.L.P.. Frames. And frames with no clear purpose.
  215. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan.
  216. Sullivan & Cromwell.
  217. Swidler & Berlin Chartered. Under construction and the "lowsrc=" tag.
  218. Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.. Medium-res graphics, animated graphic, and Java scrolling text.
  219. Sullivan & Worcester.
  220. Taft, Stettinius & Hollister.
  221. Thacher Proffitt & Wood. A West FirmSite with plenty o' red.
  222. Thompson, Hine and Flory. Very dark graphics.
  223. Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault.
  224. Thompson & Knight P.C..
  225. Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges.
  226. Thompson & Mitchell.
  227. Troutman Sanders.
  228. Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz.
  229. Venable, Baetjer and Howard L.L.P.. Low-res graphics. Cluttered home page. But has ActiveX
  230. Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand Chartered.
  231. Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.. Under construction.
  232. Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. Yuck. Pictures of partners and way too many tables.
  233. Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan.
  234. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice P.L.L.C.. High-res graphics that use the "lowsrc=" tag.
  235. Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
  236. Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker.
  237. Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon.
  238. White & Case. Photo graphics.
  239. White and Williams.
  240. Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
  241. Williams & Connolly.
  242. Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.
  243. Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C..
  244. Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts. Under construction.
  245. Winston & Strawn.
  246. Warner Norcross & Judd.
  247. Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen.
  248. Wiley, Rein & Fielding.
  249. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. High-res professional graphics. Clearly one of the best of the NLJ 250.
  250. Wyatt, Tarrant & Comb. High-res graphics. Good idea to show the states, poor execution.


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