Michael Sabella Receives ‘Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40' Award

News / March 11, 2019

Associate Michael Sabella recently earned a prestigious recognition when he was named one of the 2019 “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40” by the National LGBT Bar Association. Each year, the honor goes to 40 LGBTQ+ legal professionals under the age of 40 – including lawyers, law professors, corporate counsel, politicians and members of the judiciary – who have distinguished themselves in their field and also demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. The honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon at the 2019 Lavender Law Conference and Career Center, Aug. 7-9 in Philadelphia.

“I am fortunate to work at BakerHostetler with amazing colleagues who have encouraged both my professional and personal development,” said Sabella, whose practice concentrates on bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors’ rights and complex commercial litigation. He also devotes time to assisting pro bono clients with LGBTQ+ issues, asylum applications, post-conviction relief, and amicus briefs for different human rights and interest groups.

“It is with the firm’s support that I was able to be selected for this incredible award,” he added.

An affiliate of the American Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. It promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity.