Our Firm

Michael Best is dedicated to our clients’ success. We’re a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals who work in collaborative, interdisciplinary practices to serve clients around the world

We devote ourselves to understanding your whole organization, not just your legal matters. Our mission is to act as a true partner—to help you strategize, rise above challenges, and seize opportunities. 

This holistic approach has earned us many loyal clients, from small start-ups to global Fortune 500 companies. We work with companies in all kinds of industries, as well as trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals. 

Since our firm’s founding in 1848, we’ve continuously evolved to meet our clients’ changing needs and expectations. One thing remains the same: For generations, clients have relied on Michael Best for exceptional legal service and business acumen.

Our Firm Values

The Michael Best service ethos is expressed in our firm’s core values and guiding principles:

Client Value

We adhere to a defined set of client service standards across our firm. Our mission is to serve as a strategic partner and to deliver an exceptional experience and value to our clients.


We value honesty and ethical behavior, and we conduct ourselves accordingly.


We work to foster a diverse, inclusive environment and promote diversity in the legal profession.


We are committed to excellence in the practice of law and in client service, to support the continued success of our clients and firm.


We promote an environment of continuous learning and process improvement, to further our professional development and seek innovative ways to serve our clients.


We encourage open, respectful dialogue. Michael Best’s culture is collaborative, both within our firm and when working with clients.


We are dedicated to the long-term health of our people and our communities. We encourage work/life balance, and we give back to the communities where we live and work.

Consulting Services

We know lawyers aren’t the only answer. Michael Best’s affiliated consulting firm provides strategic services that complement and enhance our legal services. 

Michael Best Strategies® is our business consulting firm providing consulting services in government relations, corporate communications & media, healthcare innovation, Best Workplace Solutions (HR and talent management), and Best Autonomous Insights (autonomous solutions). We help companies advance their business objectives by connecting them with influential allies, including government officials, industry leaders and innovators, consumer segments, communities and stakeholders, and media. 

By collaborating with our affiliate, we provide clients with a team of business consultants who understand your legal strategies and lawyers who understand your long-term business strategies. We offer a cohesive, big-picture approach and innovative solutions.


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