Vorys Clinches First Place in the TrueLaw Litigation Index for the Second Year in a Row – Josh Blandi Writes in Above the Law

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Vorys Clinches First Place in the TrueLaw Litigation Index for the Second Year in a Row – Josh Blandi Writes in Above the Law

UniCourt’s Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) unlocks the intelligence you need to move forward with confidence whether you need competitive intelligence on your clients and competitors, you want to build your own data analytics program, or you need to track the trends impacting your firm’s profitability. We created the TrueLaw Litigation Index in 2020 to highlight how LDaaS can easily be leveraged to win more business, get real-time market intelligence reports, and develop winning litigation strategies. 

We’re excited to share UniCourt’s CEO and Co-Founder, Josh Blandi’s latest article in Above the Law, “Vorys Clinches First Place in the TrueLaw Litigation Index for the Second Year in a Row.” Josh’s article provides a detailed breakdown of the federal litigation profile of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, and reveals the top rainmakers who catapulted the firm to first place again, as well as Vorys’ top practice areas, jurisdictions, and clients in finance, insurance, retail, and other industries. 

You can also look back at Josh’s article in Above the Law from last year, “Outranking The Rest: Vorys Takes First Place In The 2020 TrueLaw Litigation Index,” to see how Vorys beat out the competition to win first place and compare the firm’s litigation stats from 2020 to 2021. 

Make sure to also check out our first TrueLaw article in Above the Law, “How Williams & Connolly Topped The Litigation Charts,” to read the fascinating story of how Williams & Connolly rode the wave of BP Deepwater Horizon litigation across Louisiana, Florida, and Mississippi to become the top law firm by volume in federal U.S. District Courts.

Here below is an excerpt from our latest article in Above the Law:

Legal data has never been more important than it is now. 2021 was a record-breaking year for many law firms who dramatically accelerated their growth rates compared to 2020. From profit and growth to efficiencies and strategic decisions, legal data can help uncover key trends from this record-breaking year that may not be readily apparent, making it a critical part of trend analysis for 2021 and beyond.

The TrueLaw Litigation Index – 2021 Law Firm Ranking is UniCourt’s third annual edition of our report highlighting the top 200 federal civil litigation law firms by case count for all United States District Courts. To develop this report, UniCourt downloads all publicly available civil PACER cases and we then leverage artificial intelligence and automation technologies to organize, structure, and normalize court data to identify the attorneys, law firms, parties and judges involved in litigation for trend analysis and litigation intelligence.

For the second year in a row, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP is the top federal litigation law firm across all U.S. District Courts. In this article, we’ll review the statistics behind Vorys’ cases, who some of their top clients are, and how they beat out other law firms again in 2021.

How Vorys Came Out on Top

For an impressive second year in a row, Vorys has clinched first place in the TrueLaw Litigation Index. While Vorys has topped our charts for the past two years, the firm has been providing quality legal services for over 100 years. Since its founding in Columbus, Ohio in 1909, Vorys has gone from a small, four-person office to a legal powerhouse, employing close to 400 lawyers across eight offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania, and California.

Vorys prides itself on the firm’s record of success, representing clients from children’s hospitals and Fortune 500 companies to individuals from all walks of life. But Vorys doesn’t just provide exemplary client services, it has also been identified as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign, and consistently makes lists of best lawyers in the United States.

Vorys’ rise to becoming a two-time leader in U.S. District Court litigation is mainly due to one legendary rainmaker and mass litigator – William D. Kloss Jr., who represents Davol Inc. and C. R. Bard, Inc. While Vorys had a decline in overall case volume compared to 2020, Mr. Kloss, a 30-year litigation veteran, handled thousands of cases in 2021, leading his firm to the title.

As in 2020, the majority of Vorys’ 2021 cases are concentrated in Ohio. The top five jurisdictions where Vorys litigated are:

  1. Southern District of Ohio – 3439
  2. Northern District of Ohio – 19
  3. Central District of California – 15
  4. Northern District of Texas – 5
  5. Northern District of California – 5

However, with access to federal litigation data, we can dig deeper into Vorys’ 2021 roadmap to first place, and go beyond simple jurisdictional lists. With legal data, we can uncover Vorys’ primary practice areas, top clients, and most active litigators. In the next section, we’ll discuss what these data points mean for Vorys and how law firms can use legal data to enhance their decision-making.

You can read the full article here on Above the Law.

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