Each year, The American Lawyer recognizes an esteemed group of seasoned lawyers as Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, taking into consideration the indelible mark they’ve left on the legal profession, the longevity of their careers and their contributions to both the profession and broader society through public service. Each of the lawyers listed below has spent decades building a legacy in the law that sets them apart.

We also honor the outstanding work and contributions of a select group of Attorney of the Year Award finalists. These lawyers have all made their mark in varied ways over the past year, and each is representative of the profession at its best.