Nominations open from June 29, 2020 through August 3, 2020.

D Magazine is excited to honor our city’s up-and-coming attorneys. To compile our list of the Best Lawyers Under 40, we ask lawyers with a valid Texas Bar number to nominate up to two lawyers outside their firm and one within their firm, keeping the following question in mind: “Which lawyers under 40, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best?” Answers may include co-counsel, lawyers you have observed in court, and opposing counsel.

To be considered, a nominee must:

  • Have a valid Texas Bar number with no disciplinary action
  • Do business in these areas here.
  • Have practiced law for five years in Texas as of December 31, 2020
  • Be 39 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2021
  • After the votes are tallied, a panel of esteemed lawyers meets with our editors to evaluate the nominees. The panel consists of lawyers of varying ages and with varying levels of experience.

Self-nominations do not count. If you nominate yourself, your entire ballot will be discarded.