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:
Self-nominations do not count. If you nominate yourself, your entire ballot will be discarded. The panel’s anonymity is assured to allow an open discussion of issues regarding their peers that would be known only to the legal community. After the list is finalized, we turn over a copy to our sales staff. The sales department cannot add to or subtract from the list. They, in turn, offer full-profile advertisements to the winners. The editors have no idea who purchases these ads, which are found in a special advertising section somewhere else in the magazine. If lawyers decline to buy an ad, they are still listed both in print and online.
D Magazine mails and emails letters to thousands of local lawyers from our online directory and email database, inviting them to nominate their peers on dmagazine.com.
Nominating doctors must:
Votes are tallied and sorted by D Magazine’s editorial staff.
The staff does not count:
The remaining votes are vetted by an anonymous panel of esteemed lawyers. The panel changes every year to ensure consideration is impartial.
D Magazine editors finalize the list by verifying each doctor’s:
We mail and email congratulations letters to the Best Lawyers Under 40.
After notification, our sales team is allowed to view the list and offer advertising opportunities to winners.
We play fair:
Who is eligible for this award?
Who can nominate the Best Lawyers Under 40?
How do I make a nomination?
When will winners be announced?
How does D Magazine determine which lawyers make the list?
Where can I get more information?
For more information, contact Aileen Jimenez here.