Law Journal Names 2013 Rising Stars

New York Law Journal


Our esteemed panel of judges reviewed more than 200 nominations of attorneys 40 and under who have demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities.

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  • FormerProsecutor

    The list is a joke - nothing but Wall Street firms patting their own on the back. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't New York home to the premier prosecutors' offices in the country? Not one Manhattan ADA or one AUSA from the SDNY or EDNY can match a bunch of millionaire Wall Street firm Partners as a "top contributor to the practice of law and their communities"?

    And only one attorney north of the Bronx can?

    I can't imagine how this list could be any more parochial, elitist and self-congratulatory.


  • Western New York inquiry

    Are the attorneys from Queens (1) and Bronx(1) considered to be the "Upstate" representatives on the 44 rising stars list?

  • Albany Attorney

    Once again, anything/anyone north of Westchester does not exist. Not one listing. Guess the residents of the other 56 counties in the state are wasteland lawyers.

    Just amazing-a mutual admiration society of elitists completely disconnected from the real practice of law patting each other on the back. How many times over my 38 years of practice did I hear the news media in NYC, NYC attorneys and judges describe "upstate" as being "Westchester". It makes my favorite quip about NYC all the more fun-"The best view of the City is in my rear view mirror on the GW, headed home."

    What about a list of people really making a difference? That would be a nice change.

  • Avon

    I have been practicing law in this town for over 30 years, and I have zero familiarity with any work done recently by any of the listed law firms (although I have seen the firms' names oodles of times).

    Yet I have seen rising stars from time to time all over the place. Where are they?

    There should be one list of "BigLaw's Rising Stars" (whom the 99% don't care about one bit, though they may be where the NYLJ's bread is buttered), and another list of "Everyone Else's Rising Stars" (the stars in the firmament the actual NY legal world sees). The one criminal defender could be imported, I suppose, from the existing list.

    I think NYC's rising starts include a couple of under-40 judges, a couple of personal-injury whizzes, a couple of medical-malpractice defense lawyers, a couple of LegalAid heroes, a couple of small-business-serving innovators, a couple of legal publishers, and so on. What an interesting experience it would be to read such a list of real people!

  • wflynn

    No Public Interest attorneys? Those are the ones making a difference.

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