Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes LGBT legal professionals (practicing lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, members of the judiciary, politicians, etc.) under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality. To nominate an attorney for the Class of 2016, please fill out this form and submit it, along with all required materials, by Friday, May 20, 2016 at 5:00pm EST. 

Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2015

Congratulations to the best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2015. All awardees will be recognized at the Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair on August 6, 2015 in Chicago.

Aaron Tax
Director of Federal Government Relations
Washington, DCAlana Chazan
Chazan Family Law, P.C.
Los Angeles, CA

Anna Baldwin
Trial Attorney
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section
Takoma Park, MD

Benson Cohen
Sidley Austin LLP
New York, NY

Cameron Smith
Senior Associate
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
New York, NY

Daniel J. Franklin
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
New York, NY

Dennis Corkery
Staff Attorney
Washington Lawyers Committee
Washington, DC

Emma Cheuse
Staff Attorney
Washington, DC

Jo Michael
Legislative Manager
Equality California
Sacramento, CA

Joshua Bosin
Holland & Knight LLP
Atlanta, GA

Julie Wilensky
Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson
Oakland, CA

Mario Sullivan
Johnson and Sullivan, Ltd.
Chicago, IL

Meghan Freed
Freed Marcroft LLC
Hartford, CT

Nicholas Melissinos
Special Counsel
NYS Division of Human Rights
New York, NY

Rachel Einbund
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Rachel Einbund, PC
New York, NY

Rudy Kleysteuber
Sullivan + Cromwell LLP
New York, NY

Shin-Ming Wong
Supervisory Helpline Attorney
National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco, CA

Susan Hazeldean
Associate Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY

Zachary B. Allen
Arnold & Porter LLP
San Francisco, CA

Adam Pulver
Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
Washington, DCAmanda Goad
Litigation Director
Inner City Law Center
Los Angeles, CA

Anthony Andricks
Staff Attorney
Thompson Hine LLP
Rocky River, OH

Brian Seaman
Stradley Ronon
Philadelphia, PA

Corey W. Duersch
Assistant General Counsel, Transactions
Office Depot, Inc. – Legal Department
Boca Raton, FL

David S. Flugman
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
New York, NY

Don Davis
Associate Attorney
The Noble Law Firm, PLLC
Durham, NC

Erica Gloger
West & Feinberg, PC
Bethesda, MD

Jodi “Jo” Argentino
Argentino & Jacobs
Morristown, NJ

Joshua Glick
VP, Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
New York, NY

Kevin Minoli
Principal Deputy General Counsel
US Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

Matthew Skinner
Executive Director
LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
New York, NY

Mike Schultz
Foley & Lardner LLP
Boston, MA

Peter Catalanotti
Manning & Kas, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP
San Francisco, CA

Robert Koch
Trial Attorney
Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Washington, DC

Sarah Baker
Quarles & Brady LLP
Chicago, IL

Spencer Jones
Director of Litigation
eBay Inc.
Draper, UT

Tim Caballero
NBC Universal
Universal City, CA

Zack Paakkonen
Portland Legal, LLP
Portland, ME