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​Michael Hearon Selected to 40 Under 40 Best LGBT Lawyers

CHICAGO, Ill. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that J. Michael Hearon has been included in the National LGBT Bar Association's 2016 class of the 40 under 40 Best LGBT Lawyers.

"I am very pleased to receive such an honorable distinction on behalf of the countless LGBT members that make up a significant part of the legal profession," said Hearon. "This recognition truly reflects the global legal industry's commitment to diversity and inclusion across all spectrums."

The LGBT Bar established this award to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.

Hearon is a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group where he focuses his practice on advising and defending financial institutions regarding lender liability and consumer protection issues.

Hearon received his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, his MBA from Georgetown University, and his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Transylvania University.