Julie L. Celum was invited  by America’s top young trial attorneys to join the National Trial Lawyers association Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.  As the award suggests, only 40 lawyers from each state across the country are elected to join this prestigious organization each year.

The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 is a new professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40.  Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The result is a credible, comprehensive and impressive list of young attorneys chosen to represent their state.

The Top 40 under 40 is restricted to only 40 attorneys per state per year and each attorney must be under the age of 40 as of January 1, 2012. Attorneys must also specialize in the areas of civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.  Each candidate must also be in good standing with the state licensing board and must never have been subject to disciplinary action.

The National Trial Lawyers:  provides accreditation to those distinguished young attorneys in the areas of civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law and applauds them for their hard work and honored achievement.