What It Is
Success at any age is impressive. But to achieve it at an early age is even more of a feat. This, though is exactly what the young attorneys selected as our Forty Under 40 honorees have done. They are featured on this site, in a special Forty Under 40 publication have done.
How It's Done
For the last 17 years, the 40 Under Forty Committee at Law Bulletin Media sifts through piles of nominations to select 40 of the most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois. On November 16, we honored them at a special cocktail reception and presentation held at the Ivy Room. Each honoree was presented with a crystal paperweight to commemorate the occasion.
This year, the competition was more intense than ever. We received more than 1,300 nominations for attorneys throughout Illinois. Choosing who to include was more challenging than previous editions.
What It Takes
What does it take to earn recognition as one of the best young lawyers in the state? Intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions.
Completing the Package
Putting together this issue is no easy task. We solicited nominations from across the state. We then worked with our nominated attorneys in fine tuning their profiles. The results, we hope for both an entertaining and educational read.