Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that partner John Lee (age 36) was recently named one of the "40 Under 40 Attorneys to Watch" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, whose flagship paper is the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. "This is a significant accomplishment for John. John™s stellar reputation and his tremendous successes on behalf of his clients are so nicely recognized by receipt of this award," said Randall G. Vickery, Chairman of the Firm's Executive Committee.
The members of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's 40 Under 40 Committee this year received more than 1,100 nomination forms promoting the area's young lawyers. Each of the lawyers came with amazing accomplishments on their resumes and cutting this pile down to 40 was a difficult task. To make the cut and be featured in the publication, the attorneys needed something more than just skill and know-how. The young lawyers need to be true leaders in their profession, and must be viewed by their peers, clients, and courtroom opponents as out-of-the-ordinary talents. The selection process first examines the career achievements of the nominees, looking for successful verdicts or settlements. Next, it considers how far the nominees have risen in their fields, and finally, they consider the contributions the attorneys have made to their communities.