The 2018 Precedent Setter Awards

Meet six outstanding lawyers in their first 10 years of practice, who have emerged as the next generation of legal leaders
The 2018 Precedent Setter Awards

It’s a strange phenomenon: the best lawyers seem to prefer doing things the hard way. It’s not enough to learn their practice area. They have to master it. And they somehow also make time to sit on boards, found organizations and teach future lawyers.

The winners of this year’s Precedent Setter Awards are all like that. All in their first 10 years of practice, they’ve emerged as leaders in law and in their communities. And they make it look easy. So when you scroll down and check out the results of our photo shoot at the design-forward Assembly Chef’s Hall, don’t be surprised when you see them posing for the camera like old pros. They’ve mastered that, too.

The Winners

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Ren Bucholz
Associate, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP
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Marianne Salih-icon

Marianne Salih
Associate, Edward H. Royle & Partners LLP
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Daniel Naymark icon

Daniel Naymark
Principal, Naymark Law
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Atrisha Lewis icon

Atrisha Lewis
Associate, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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Mariam Moktar-icon

Mariam Moktar
Associate, Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
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Ron Podolny-icon

Ron Podolny
Partner, Rochon Genova LLP
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The Judges

Peter Aprile, Founder, Counter Tax Lawyers

Emily Lam, Partner, Greenwood Lam LLP

Chris Burkett, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Kerry O’Reilly Wilks, Head of legal (North America and the U.K.), Vale

Behind-the-scenes photos

Check out these behind-the-scenes that we snapped during our photo shoot with the winners:
Behind-the-scenes photos from the 2018 Precedent Setter Awards photo shoot

This story is from our Summer 2018 Issue.

Photography by Kayla Rocca, hair and makeup by Michelle Calleja, shot on location at the Assembly Chef’s Hall