Lonita Baker (’06) named a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by the National Bar Association

Lonita Baker (’06) named a Top 40 Under 40 Attorney by the National Bar Association

Lonita Baker, a 2006 Brandeis School of Law graduate, has been named a recipient of the National Bar Association’s 2015 40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates.

According to the association, these awards recognize the nation's top lawyers under 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including in innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community involvement.

"We're thrilled to recognize these active and highly motivated leaders in their excellence and commitment to their chosen fields. Ultimately, their continued success benefits greatly the communities in which they reside and the entire legal field," said Pamela Meanes, president of the National Bar Association, in a press release. "We look forward to honoring these 40 awardees during the NBA's convention this year, and to working alongside them as they continue to make a tangible difference in the lives of those they serve."

An independent panel combed through a large group of nominees to select the 40 award winners, who will be recognized at the 40 Under 40 Awards luncheon on July 23 during the NBA's 90th Annual Convention in Los Angeles.  

Baker is the current President of the Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Chapter of the National Bar Association (formerly Louisville Black Lawyers Association) and serves on the National Board of Governors for the National Bar Association, the nation's oldest and largest association of African-American lawyers and judges. In her capacity as President of the Anderson Bar Association, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association Diversity Task Force.

She is also a member of the Brandeis School of Law’s Alumni Council and was this year’s speaker at the BLSA commencement ceremony.