Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr. recognized as one the Nation’s Best Lawyers & Legal Advocates

Edward Waters College’s President-Elect, Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr. has been selected by the National Bar Association (NBA) as one of the nation’s top 40 attorneys under the age of 40. Dr. Faison was recognized by the NBA for exemplifying a broad range of high achievement, including innovation, vision, leadership, and exceptional legal and community involvement.  The recipients will be honored at the National Bar Association’s renowned 40 Under 40 Awards Gala on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, during the NBA’s 93rd Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA. 

“As one of the preeminent bar associations in the world, these specific awards given annually recognize the 40 lawyers under 40 who help advance the causes of justice, equality, professionalism and community service,” said Juan Thomas, NBA President.  “We look forward to observing even more substantive work from the awardees in the future, including continued involvement in matters that create new legal and innovative initiatives, enhance access to justice for all citizens, and improve community service.  We believe each of this year’s recipients will continue to advance flashes of the same level of leadership, activism and professional acumen shown by our past and current group of NBA leaders,” he said.

Final selections for the 2018 NBA 40 under 40 represented a cross-section of legal professionals, including lawyers from big, medium and small firms, solo and industry practitioners, government lawyers, judges, academicians, corporate counsels, young elected officials, and various other lawyers, all of whom are using their juris doctor degree in innovative and community impacting ways. Click here to download the complete press release.  

40 Under 40 Recipients – Top 5

Voting ends on July 9, 2018

During the August 1, 2018, Black-tie Awards Gala in New Orleans, recipients of the Nation’s Best Advocate of the Year and the Excellence in Leadership, Service, Activism, and Innovation awards will be announced.

Recipients of these awards will be selected based on the following:  1) cumulative voting using the voting platform on the NBA website; 2) review of the original packages submitted; and 3) voting by the selection committee. These three areas will be appropriately weighted to select the five recipients.

Dr. Faison is a candidate for the “Excellence in Leadership” award. Please show your support for our new leader by clicking on the link below and voting,

PLEASE NOTE: You can vote for Dr. Faison in a maximum of 2 of the 5 categories.  Any vote cast with more than two categories for a single nominee will be discarded.  Additionally, a person can only vote once.  As you know, each computer or phone contains a unique URL that indicates the source of the input.  Multiple votes from the same URL will be discarded.


About the National Bar Association

The National Bar Association (NBA) was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American or Black attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of over 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students. The NBA is organized around 23 substantive law sections, 9 divisions, 12 regions and 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and around the world. As executives and decision makers, the NBA constituency controls millions in procurement and consumer dollars. Its members include corporate executives, elected officials, judicial officials, as well as members of large, small, and solo firms all of whom are interested in a wide variety of products and services.