Annual Award


Congratulations to the 2016 Honorees!

The Annual On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service.

Selection of the Top 40 Young Lawyers:

A selection committee comprised of practicing attorneys in private practice and in-house positions review completed nominations. The strength of the nomination will be subjectively based upon the reputation of the nominator, the professional relationship between the nominator and the nominee, and the nominator’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee’s experience, skill, and character.

2017 Nomination Process

The nomination process for the 2017 On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers Award will open December 1, 2016 and close on March 1, 2017.


Please email your questions to the Young Lawyers Division.