What is 40 Under Forty?
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer have hosted a 40 Under Forty event for the past 19 years to recognize up-and-coming attorneys across Chicago and the state. These individuals are nominated by their peers and chosen by the CDLB & CL selection committee for their intelligence, passion, success and work in the community.
How to Nominate
To be considered for 40 Under Forty, you must be nominated. Every year we receive approximately 1,000 nominations. Honorees are chosen based on the strength of the nomination, what they have accomplished in their careers so far and how they give back to the community whether through pro bono or other civic endeavors.
2019 marks our 20th anniversary of 40 Under Forty. As part of this special celebration, we will also salute all of the alumni of our program which includes more than 700 attorneys. Look for more details soon on this celebration that you won’t want to miss. In addition, all honorees are profiled in our special 40 Under Forty publication.