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Top Citation Sources for Law Firms in 2023 [Downloadable List]

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Casey Meraz

This post was last revised with new, up-to-date information on October 1, 2022.


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 Yelp.com. In the SEO industry, we call this NAP or NAP+W (Name, Address, Phone Number + Website). These play less of a part in 2021 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 2021, 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.

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.

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.
  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.  Site:Citationsource.com Mywebsite.com To use this successfully replace citationsource.com with the website of the citation. Also you can replace mywebsite.com 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 2021

Below is the raw list of the top citations we have vetted and added to our list for 2021. 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 NameRoot DomainDomain AuthorityFree or Paid?
12 Find Locationwww.2FindLocation.com65Free
4Angies Listwww.Angieslist.com89Free
7Attorneys Lawyerwww.attorneyslawyer.org34Free
9B2B Yellow Pageswww.b2byellowpages.com50Free
11Bankruptcy Attorney Directorywww.bankruptcyattorneydir.com22Paid
12Best Lawyerswww.bestlawyers.com75Free
13Bing Placeswww.bingplaces.com69Paid
14Brain Injury Lawyer Directorywww.braininjurylawyerdir.com18Paid
15Brown Bookwww.brownbook.net62Free
16Car Accident Attorney Directorywww.caraccidentattorneydir.com20Paid
17Car Accident Lawyer Directorywww.caraccidentlawyerdir.com16Paid
18Chamber Of Commercewww.chamberofcommerce.com67Paid
19City Squareswww.citysquares.com56Free
22Criminal Attorney Directorywww.criminalattorneydir.com17Paid
25Divorce Attorney Directorywww.divorceattorneydir.com20Paid
26Divorce Magazinewww.divorcemag.com57Free
29Dog Bite Lawyerwww.dogbitelawyerdir.com18Paid
30Domestic Violence Attorney Directorywww.domesticviolenceattorneydir.com20Paid
31DUI Attorney Directorywww.duiattorneydir.com17Paid
33Express Updatewww.expressupdate.com48Free
37Family Attornet Directorywww.familyattorneydir.com21Paid
38FInd a Bankruptcy Lawyerwww.findabankruptcylawyer.com26Free
39Find a Criminal Defense Attorneywww.findacriminaldefenseattorney.com36Free
40Find a Family Law Attorneywww.findafamilyattorney.com26Free
41Find a Lawyer by Citywww.findlawyersbycity.com16Free
42Find a Lawyer Freewww.findalawyerfree.com25Free
51I Lawyer Sourcewww.ilawyersource.com34Paid
52Index Lawyerwww.indexlawyer.com21Reciprocal
53Injury Attorney Directorywww.injuryattorneydir.com19Paid
54Insider Pageswww.insiderpages.com71Free
57Law Fileswww.lawfiles.net29Free
58Law Firm Directorywww.lawfirmdirectory.org41Paid
59Law Firm Officeswww.lawfirmoffices.com23Paid
60Law Firmswww.lawfirms.com43Free
61Law Guruwww.lawguru.com72Free
62Law Infowww.lawinfo.com70Paid
63Law QAwww.lawqa.com40Free
64Law Referral Connectwww.lawreferralconnect.com41Free
65Law Researchwww.lawresearch.com50Paid
67Lawyer Legionwww.lawyerlegion.com29Free
68Lawyer Profileswww.lawyerprofiles.com29Paid
69Lawyer Solicitorwww.lawyersolicitor.co.uk24Reciprocal
72Lawyers Attorney Directorywww.lawyersattorneysdirectory.com25Free
73Lawyers DBwww.lawyersdb.com32Free
74Lawyers Law, Cornellwww.lawyers.law.cornell.ed94Free
75Lawyers US Legalwww.lawyers.uslegal.com58Free
79Lead Counselwww.leadcounsel.org52Free
80Legal Docswww.legaldocs.com53Free
81Legal Free Financingwww.legalfeefinancing.org13Paid
82Legal Help Matewww.legalhelpmate.com42Paid
83Legal Menuwww.legalmenu.com27Free
84Legal Web Finderwww.legalwebfinder.com28Free
85List Lawyerswww.list-lawyers.com16Free
87Magic Yellowwww.magicyellow.com53Free
89Map Questwww.mapquest.com94Free
91Merchant Circlewww.merchantcircle.com85Paid
92Mojo Pageswww.mojopages.com64Free
94My Huckleberrywww.myhuckleberry.com46Paid
95My Web Yellowwww.mywebyellow.com26Free
99Path Leagalwww.pathlegal.com36Free
101Sales Spiderwww.salespider.com52Free
102Show Me Localwww.showmelocal.com59Free
103State Lawyerswww.statelawyers.com44Paid
106Target Lawwww.targetlaw.com36Free
107Three Best Ratedwww.threebestrated.com33Free
110Truck Accident Lawyer Directorywww.truckaccidentlawyerdir.com18Paid
113US Lawyers DBwww.uslawyersdb.com45Paid
114USA Attorney Networkwww.usattorneynetwork.com25Paid
115USA Attorneyswww.usaattorneys.org21Free
118Yellow Pageswww.yellowpages.com89Free
123Zip Localwww.ziplocal.com52Paid

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.