Celebrating America’s Best Black Lawyers

Attorneys You Can Trust

The National Black Lawyers Top 100 is an elite network of legal experts. We select highly successful and influential lawyers with reputations for providing excellent legal representation in their respective practice areas.

Success You Can Measure

Our members are some of the most well-known practicing lawyers and leaders in American history. The NBL Top 100 recognizes and promotes the present contributions of African American lawyers and connects lawyers, locally and nationally, to share their knowledge with other members.

Vision You Can Support

We will harness the knowledge of legal stalwarts of the African American community, forge a brain trust for diverse thought, and level the legal playing field for all. Discover what it takes to join our ranks >

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Nicole Austin-Hillary

Nicole Austin-Hillery is Human Rights Watch’s inaugural U.S. Program Executive Director. In this newly created role, Ms. Austin-Hillery leads Human Rights Watch’s efforts to end violations in abusive systems within the United States.


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