On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers

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.

 2018 Honorees

2017 Honorees

2016 Honorees

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.

Eligibility for the 2019 Award

  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • A licensed attorney in the U.S. or one of its territories
  • On August 30, 2019 nominee will be 36 years old or younger or admitted to practice for five years or less
  • Individuals cannot nominate themselves


Please email your questions to the Young Lawyers Division.