Best 40 LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40

Best Lawyers Under 40 Awards

Each year, the LGBT Bar recognizes LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ equality. Awardees will be recognized at the 2019 Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 – Class of 2019

Beth Baltimore
Senior Staff Attorney
Brooklyn Legal Services
Brooklyn, NY

Lisa Beane
Robins Kaplan LLP
Minneapolis, MN

Arli Christian
State Policy Director
National Center for Transgender Equality
Washington D.C.

Alexander Chen
Equal Justice Works Fellow
National Center for Lesbian Rights
San Francisco, CA

Matthew Cook
Securities Attorney
U.S. Federal Government
Washington, D.C.

Connor Cory
Immigration Staff Attorney
Whitman-Walker Health
Washington, D.C.

Mieko Failey
Director of Legal Services
The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

Sally Fisher Curran
Executive Director
Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.
Syracuse, NY

Nellie Fitzpatrick
Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Carl Frazier-Sparks
Senior Associate Counsel
Walmart Inc.
Bentonville, AR

James Frederick
Corporate Counsel – Employment, Fry Cook & Cashier
Raising Cane’s USA, LLC
Dallas, TX

Sharita Gruberg
Director of Policy, LGBT Research and Communications Project
Center for American Progress
Washington, D.C.

Dustin Guzior
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY

Bary W. Hausrath
The Law Office of Bary W. Hausrath, PLLC
Richmond, VA

Mike Jackson
Director & Employee Relations Counsel
Target Corporation
Minneapolis, MN

Alexia Korberg
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
New York, NY

Eunice C. Lee
Co-Legal Director
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
San Francisco, CA

Emily Loeb
Jenner & Block LLP
Washington, D.C.

Viren Mascarenhas
King & Spalding LLP
New York, NY

Gloria Melunis
Staff Counsel
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Leonidas Miras
Help Desk Attorney
Lambda Legal
Los Angeles, CA

Mariah Passarelli
Cozen O’Connor
Pittsburgh, PA

Derrick Petit
Wiley Rein LLP
Washington, D.C.

Casey Pick
Senior Fellow for Advocacy and Government Affairs
The Trevor Project
Washington, D.C.

Fitzann Reid
Securities Attorney
U.S. Federal Government
Philadelphia, PA

Ethan Rice
Senior Attorney, Fair Courts Project
Lambda Legal
New York, NY

Daniel Rubens
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
New York, NY

Michael A. Sabella
Baker & Hostetler LLP
New York, NY

Jeremy R. Sanders
Appellate Counsel
United States Department of Justice
Criminal Division, Fraud Section
Washington, D.C.

Sam Schwartz-Fenwick
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Chicago, IL

Erika Shao
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
Los Angeles, CA

C. Sean Spivey
Senior Associate
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, D.C.

Andrew Sta. Ana
Director of Legal Services
Day One
New York, NY

Barry G. Stratford
Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ

Alexander Touma
White & Case LLP
Palo Alto, CA

Angela R. Vicari
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
New York, NY

Breean Walas
Walas Law Firm, PLLC
Little Rock, AR

T. Christopher Wharton
Attorney and Founding Partner
Wharton O’Brien, PLLC
Salt Lake City, UT

Jaime Wojdowski
Lead Human Rights Officer/Investigator
District of Columbia Office of Human Rights
Washington, D.C.

Sean J. Young
Legal Director
ACLU of Georgia
Atlanta, GA