It is my honor and great privilege to serve as President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for the 2016-2017 term. I am so grateful to past Presidents Rabaa, Romano, Williams, and Lambert Adams, as well as the Executive Committee members who have sacrificed their time and energy to lend to the vision that makes the Top 40 Under 40 the strong, successful organization it is today. I also owe a tremendous amount of thanks to the Top 40 Under 40 staff who continue to amaze me with their passion and hard work.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. From coast to coast our members are experiencing the same fears and concerns plaguing our clients, profession, and lives.
As a personal injury attorney in New Jersey, I too have witnessed the great lengths that insurance companies take to silence the voice of the injured while the cacophony of their own propaganda becomes more and more deafening. Join the Top 40 Under 40 – together we can and will overcome.
As the son of a personal injury attorney and religious education teacher, I too have witnessed justice and integrity take a back seat to corporate greed and profits. Join the Top 40 Under 40 – together we can and will overcome.
As a managing partner of a law firm and law school lecturer, I too have witnessed the demands of a noble profession increase while newly admitted attorneys see a decrease in jobs and opportunities. Join the Top 40 Under 40 – together we can and will overcome.
As a husband and father of two boys, I too have witnessed law enforcement and politicians trespass deeper into our hopes and dreams of providing a better future for the ones we love. Join the Top 40 Under 40 – together we can and will overcome.
As President of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 I look forward to building our membership, providing opportunities for professional growth and interaction, showcasing the best of the best in sponsors and experts in the legal community, and making the 2017 Trial Lawyers Summit the greatest Summit yet.
In exchange, I ask that you join the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, recruit one colleague to join, and attend the 2017 Trial Lawyers Summit in Miami February 5 – 8. Together we can and will overcome.
Jonas K. Seigel