The National Trial Lawyers

Top 100


The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. This national organization provides networking opportunities, advocacy training, and the highest quality educational programs for trial lawyers.


Top 40 under 40


The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys.  Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff.


Specialty Associations


The National Trial Lawyers also has Specialty Associations devoted to individual areas of practice.  These Specialty Associations are open to any attorney practicing civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.  There are 19 specialty associations, and we encourage you to join as many as you wish.


It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers association to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs, networking opportunities, and legal publications that deal with current issues facing The Trial Lawyer.”

Michelle Swanner
Executive Director