A law firm is a company dedicated to providing legal services to its clients. Law firms may have different types of lawyers specialized in different areas of law, such as criminal law, civil law, labor law, tax law, etc.
A criminal lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in criminal law, that is, in the defense of persons accused of committing crimes. Their work may include representing clients in criminal trials, developing defense strategies, negotiating plea bargains, among other things.
In a law firm, a criminal lawyer may work independently or in collaboration with other lawyers specializing in other areas of law. Law firms may also offer advisory and consulting services to companies or individuals in matters related to criminal law, such as crime prevention, development of regulatory compliance policies, among others.
Below, I provide you with a list of some of the top law firms in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Spain that have attorneys specializing in criminal law:
- Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
- Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Allen & Overy LLP
- Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
- Linklaters LLP
- Slaughter and May
- McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
- Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
- Goodmans LLP
- Stikeman Elliott LLP
- Clayton Utz
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Uría Menéndez
- Ramón y Cajal Abogados
It should be noted that this list is not exhaustive and there are many other major law firms in these countries that have lawyers specializing in criminal law. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that the selection of a law firm should be made on the basis of the individual needs and circumstances of the case in question.