The American Society of Legal Advocates
The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. A team of lawyers spent six months researching tens of thousands of lawyers across the country and manually selecting less than 1.5% of all lawyers based on an array of criteria. ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.
To bring together a select pool of diverse legal talent for the benefit of ASLA’s members and the public. With membership limited to less than 1.5% of of all licensed lawyers nationwide, we select outstanding lawyers in all states, with specialties varying per state depending on the number of practicing lawyers. ASLA aims to serve as a go-to source of exceptional legal advocacy, and, in turn, to strengthen professional relationships and best practices among member lawyers.
ASLA IN THE NEWS
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS
Florida member appointed by Governor to state-court bench. Alaska litigator becomes state’s new Attorney General. Massachusetts member nominated to district court judgeship. Illinois Immigration lawyer saves 5-year old from deportation.
A feature of the American Society of Legal Advocates is to select one lawyer whose recent accomplishments or community involvement merit special recognition. The current selection is 2013 Top 100 Maryland Criminal Defense lawyer, Paula Xinis, who on May 16, 2016 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a district judge on the U.S. District Court, Maryland. President Obama nominated Judge Xinis in March 2015.