Best Citations for Law Firms in 2023 [Download List]. Download the Top Attorney Citations Now

This post was last revised with new, up-to-date information on June 22, 2023.


If you’re serious about ranking in Google’s 3 pack, Google Maps or local finder you can’t ignore the importance of citations.

While the importance of citations has decreased over the years, citations are still an important ranking factor and can also provide highly relevant links to your website.

This is especially true for legal and local business directories that already rank for important keywords in your market.

If you’re working for a law firm you probably realize that links and mentions from authoritative legal websites and prominent local business directories are very important.

When you’re building citations you want to focus primarily on QUALITY over QUANTITY. There are a million small legal directories out there but if they don’t provide a ranking benefit or the possibility of referral traffic you can generally stay away from them.

What Are Citations?

Citations are simply your business name, address, phone number and website listed on a business directory like In the SEO industry, we call this NAP or NAP+W (Name, Address, Phone Number + Website). These play less of a part in 2023 but are still tables-takes for a successful attorney SEO campaign.

How Do Citations Help With Local SEO?

Having accurate and non-duplicative citations can help tell Google that a business is real and it actually exists. Having these from highly recognized sources act as a vote of confidence in their eyes and help with rankings. Although these have been greatly minimized as a ranking factor in 2023, they are still table stake. If you’re a lawyer competing in the Local SEO space, you need to make sure you have the right citations.

There is also a potential added benefit of link equity. Anywhere your NAP is listed, you should also have a link back to your website. This can help with your law firm organic SEO strategy. Take advantage of our local citation list and help improve your rankings.

Are These The Best Citation Sources for Attorneys?

This list is a curated list we work off of to help guide our citation building efforts for our clients. Since locally relevant directories exist in every metropolitan area like Chamber of Commerce’s, this list should not be considered the end all be all.

You should combine this list with a list you curate in your specific geographic area. Find out what business directories get the attention in your local area and focus on those as well.

This list uses the domain authority metric as a guide of how you could prioritize your efforts. If you care about Local SEO you need to care about citations.

The list here is comprehensive local citations for divorce lawyers, personal injury attorneys, and everything in between but make sure to add to it with niche specific directories.

My Five Rules for Using The Attorney Citation List:

  1. Vet these sources yourself. Things change and it’s important you’re always on your A Game.
  2. Don’t limit yourself to these sources. This list does not include the citation sources that might be powerful in your area.
  3. Change your mindset. Don’t just think about the citation value. Think about total search share and the benefits of being visible in more than one place. Notice how Google has been rewarding websites like Avvo, Yelp, and Findlaw recently.
  4. If you build a citation, build it right. Don’t create more work for someone in the future. Fill out your profiles completely and make them look good. Don’t ignore adding pictures or connecting your social profiles.
  5. Don’t build duplicates. Seriously. Check the website FIRST every SINGLE TIME. Search by your business name, phone number, or even the search string in Google. To use this successfully replace with the website of the citation. Also you can replace with your phone number or business name. This will show if Google has an indexed listing for you on their website.

The Top Legal Citation Sources for 2023

Below is the raw list of the best citations for local SEO. If you would like the full list with the submit URL’s simply fill out the form below and we will email it right to you.

# Website Name Root Domain Domain Authority Free or Paid?
1 2 Find Location 65 Free
2 Acxiom 75 Free
3 Alphalegal 35 Free
4 Angies List 89 Free
5 APLawyers 26 Paid
6 AttorneyPages 48 Paid
7 Attorneys Lawyer 34 Free
8 Avvo 84 Free
9 B2B Yellow Pages 50 Free
10 BailBond 38 Free
11 Bankruptcy Attorney Directory 22 Paid
12 Best Lawyers 75 Free
13 Bing Places 69 Paid
14 Brain Injury Lawyer Directory 18 Paid
15 Brown Book 62 Free
16 Car Accident Attorney Directory 20 Paid
17 Car Accident Lawyer Directory 16 Paid
18 Chamber Of Commerce 67 Paid
19 City Squares 56 Free
20 Citysearch 85 Free
21 CourthouseSquare 27 Free
22 Criminal Attorney Directory 17 Paid
23 Cylex 52 Free
24 Dilawctory 33 Free
25 Divorce Attorney Directory 20 Paid
26 Divorce Magazine 57 Free
27 DMV 74 Paid
28 DNB 86 Free
29 Dog Bite Lawyer 18 Paid
30 Domestic Violence Attorney Directory 20 Paid
31 DUI Attorney Directory 17 Paid
32 ELocal 58 Free
33 Express Update 48 Free
34 EzLocal 53 Free
35 Facebook 100 Paid
36 Factual 67 Paid
37 Family Attornet Directory 21 Paid
38 FInd a Bankruptcy Lawyer 26 Free
39 Find a Criminal Defense Attorney 36 Free
40 Find a Family Law Attorney 26 Free
41 Find a Lawyer by City 16 Free
42 Find a Lawyer Free 25 Free
43 Findlaw 92 Free
44 ForLocations 35 Free
45 FourSquare 94 Free
46 GayLawNet 38 Free
47 GetAttorney 17 Free
48 GetLawyersOnilne 23 Paid
49 85 Free
50 HotFrog 67 Free
51 I Lawyer Source 34 Paid
52 Index Lawyer 21 Reciprocal
53 Injury Attorney Directory 19 Paid
54 Insider Pages 71 Free
55 Justia 82 Free
56 Kudzu 77 Free
57 Law Files 29 Free
58 Law Firm Directory 41 Paid
59 Law Firm Offices 23 Paid
60 Law Firms 43 Free
61 Law Guru 72 Free
62 Law Info 70 Paid
63 Law QA 40 Free
64 Law Referral Connect 41 Free
65 Law Research 50 Paid
66 LawLink 44 Free
67 Lawyer Legion 29 Free
68 Lawyer Profiles 29 Paid
69 Lawyer Solicitor 24 Reciprocal
70 54 Free
71 LawyerCentral 41 Free
72 Lawyers Attorney Directory 25 Free
73 Lawyers DB 32 Free
74 Lawyers Law, Cornell 94 Free
75 Lawyers US Legal 58 Free
76 Lawyers-and-Solicitors 35 Paid
77 86 Paid
78 LawyerUCLA 30 Paid
79 Lead Counsel 52 Free
80 Legal Docs 53 Free
81 Legal Free Financing 13 Paid
82 Legal Help Mate 42 Paid
83 Legal Menu 27 Free
84 Legal Web Finder 28 Free
85 List Lawyers 16 Free
86 Local 69 Free
87 Magic Yellow 53 Free
88 Manta 87 Free
89 Map Quest 94 Free
90 Martindale 31 Paid
91 Merchant Circle 85 Paid
92 Mojo Pages 64 Free
93 MoreLaw 49 Free
94 My Huckleberry 46 Paid
95 My Web Yellow 26 Free
96 MyLeagalPractice 29 Reciprocal
97 Neustar 56 Paid
98 Nolo 87 Free
99 Path Leagal 36 Free
100 Riabiz 44 Free
101 Sales Spider 52 Free
102 Show Me Local 59 Free
103 State Lawyers 44 Paid
104 Superlawyers 85 Free
105 SuperPages 83 Free
106 Target Law 36 Free
107 Three Best Rated 33 Free
108 Thumbtack 84 Paid
109 Town-Court 37 Paid
110 Truck Accident Lawyer Directory 18 Paid
111 Tupalo 58 Free
112 Tuugo 36 Free
113 US Lawyers DB 45 Paid
114 USA Attorney Network 25 Paid
115 USA Attorneys 21 Free
116 WalletHub 71 Free
117 Yasabe 55 Paid
118 Yellow Pages 89 Free
119 YellowBook 85 Free
120 Yellowbot 70 Free
121 Yelp 94 Free
122 YouTube 100 Paid
123 Zip Local 52 Paid

Download The Whole Top Citation List With The Submit URL Link

To make your life easier we created a spreadsheet with the direct submit a listing URL for each citation source. Download it here.

After You Have Downloaded The Citation List

The citation list comes in a Google Doc. Once you get the link to the file you will want to go to FILE > MAKE A COPY (so that you have your own copy).

Once you have your copy made you will see how easy I made it for you. I included a list with the domain name, the submit URL (Where available), the domain authority, whether they’re free or paid and notes on the costs per each listing where applicable.

I hate to beat a dead horse, but… Be super sure there are no duplicates before you create a new listing. 

Once you’re sure you’re not creating a duplicate all you have to do is click the Submit URL link and fill out the listing as required 🙂

If you’re looking to create the top citations easier check out MozLocal to get the data aggregators and some of the top sources.


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