The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Executive Committee is fueled by a deep commitment to serving their clients as well as contributing to our organization’s growth. From providing valuable feedback to exceeding our high standards, the members of our Executive Committee continuously work hard to keep The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 members satisfied.
Membership is extended solely to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.
Each of our distinguished Top 40 under 40 members strives to encompass the knowledge, skill, experience, and success held by only the best lawyers in America. It is our mission to promote a unique and professional networking opportunity for young lawyers, while developing progressive ideas to pursue justice for those injured by the negligence of others, to educate the public about the importance of access to courts that are free of bias and undue influence, and to protect the right of trial by jury.
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 affords even the most seasoned trial attorney valuable business and networking opportunities through participation in meetings, seminars, legal publications, and other relevant membership services. The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is committed to being a primary legal resource for members throughout the nation under the age of 40. We provide our members with helpful information and various means of personal and professional growth. Our distinguished members are exposed to a vibrant network of attorneys and vendors from across the country, along with a wealth of knowledge and experience that you won’t be able to find in any other organization.
The community within The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is tight-knit, incredibly desirable, and dedicated to protecting justice for all. The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is proud to represent an exceptional community of legal experts. If you have received an invitation, we strongly encourage you to join this prestigious group of top 40 trial attorneys under the age of 40 in the country.
Members of The National Trial Lawyers receive the following benefits as part of their membership:
A Public Profile on The National Trial Lawyers Website
A public profile on The National Trial Lawyers displaying your name, picture, and biography along with links to your firm’s website for clients and attorneys to review. The National Trial Lawyers website has more than 40,000 unique page views each month
Conference discounts to the Trial Lawyers Summit ($200) in Miami, Florida, Mass Torts Made Perfect ($300) in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Business of Law in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Lanier Trial Academy Master Class ($200) in Houston, Texas
Exclusive Use of The National Trial Lawyers Badge
Exclusive use of The National Trial Lawyers badge that can be used on your website or in marketing materials, designating you as one of The Top 100 or Top 40 Under 40 in your state or region.
A Subscription to The Trial Lawyer Magazine
A one-year subscription to The Trial Lawyer Magazine (a $42 value)
One Free Online Ethics CLE
One free online Ethics CLE, up to a $99 value, offered annually by The National Trial Lawyers in partnership with Lawline (please email us to obtain the link)
Exclusive Member Discount on Unlimited CLE Bundle
Exclusive Member Discount on Unlimited CLE Bundle for $199/year (regular $299), a savings of 33%, in partnership with Lawline at http://cle.lawline.com/natl-trial-lawyers/
A personalized digital certificate that you can download, print, or share on social media with one click
Invaluable Networking Opportunities
Invaluable networking opportunities as you meet and interact with other Top 40 Under 40 members
The Voice for Justice Newsletter
featuring news about verdicts, class actions, product liability and personal injury cases along with our Member Spotlight
The potential for referrals from other members for clients and cases
Additional Educational Opportunities
Educational opportunities that allow you to participate and stay current on today’s most pressing legal issues with The National Trial Lawyers newsletters, quarterly issues of The Trial Lawyer Magazine, The National Trial Lawyer website, conferences and peer-to-peer communications
The National Trial Lawyers “Raising the Bar”
The National Trial Lawyers “Raising the Bar” blog that highlights our members’ accomplishments and accolades, giving you national recognition among your peers
Access to Our Product Catalog
An opportunity to purchase a distinguished plaque, Lady Justice statue, or desk recognition product noting your accomplishment as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer
National Peer Recognition
Receive national recognition from other attorneys and clients for being selected as one of the Top 40 National Trial Lawyers under the age of 40 in your state or region
A News Release
A press release allowing you to announce your initial selection or subsequent reselection to local and/or national media outlets
A Simplified Process
Obtaining your digital credentials and updating your profile is made easy with The National Trial Lawyers. Simply follow the instructions on the links below.
It is an absolute honor to serve as The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 President for 2022. As the second ever female President, I look forward to serving the organization as our nation begins to open following the challenges of an ongoing global pandemic. Arguably, we have more challenges now than ever before to overcome. There is much work to be done and we need to work together to achieve change.
As our immediate past president John Givens so elegantly stated, “it is more important than ever that we stand together, cooperate, and collaborate to effectively represent the interests of our clients and more effectively engage in the practice of law.” This statement is more true than ever as we enter into 2022.
The National Trial Lawyers organization gives trial lawyers nationwide the tools and relationships that are necessary, and so vital, to represent the interests of our clients and make the necessary resources available to properly train and educate our members to be the best trial lawyers they can be. My goals for this year are to further make these resources available to our Top 40 Under 40 members so that they have the confidence and resources to get in front of a jury and to zealously advocate for clients to the very best of their ability. I plan to do this by bringing our most experienced trial lawyer members together with our young lawyers so that proper coaching and mentorship occur.
A wise man once told me that there is nothing more important in life than the relationships you form – both personally and professionally. I look forward, more than ever, to seeing and meeting our members face-to-face this year and forming relationships which will last a lifetime. I also look forward to helping facilitate new relationships, not only amongst our Top 40 Under 40 members, but also the membership at large. I know doing so will help us as an organization achieve our goals of effectively representing our clients and engaging fully in the practice of law.
This year promises to bring its own challenges, like every year has before, but together we can work to overcome these challenges and to provide resources and support to our members so that we can continue to obtain justice for our clients.
- Hali. E Marsocci The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 President