Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2022 Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award:

Patrick Yingling, Reed Smith LLP

Maurice Weigle, Jr.
Maurice Weigle, Jr.

The Maurice Weigle Exceptional Young Lawyer Award celebrates the initiative and exceptional contributions of young lawyers to the profession, the organized bar and the community. The Award reflects the commitment and beliefs of an extraordinary father and son, Maurice W. Weigle (1877-1967) and Maurice S. Weigle (1912-1989), who each exhibited a lifelong devotion to the law and the community.

Both men were highly respected Chicago attorneys and esteemed members of The Chicago Bar Association. They felt passionately about furthering education, youth empowerment and the legal community of Chicago. In memory of their spirit and dedication to these issues, their families generously endowed this prestigious Award in 1968, allowing the recipient to designate a special grant to his or her favorite legal aid or public interest law organization.

An attorney 36 years or younger who is a member of the The Chicago Bar Association will be selected based upon the nominee’s contributions to furthering the ideals of the legal profession; the nominees contributions to making the organized bar an effective force for improving the legal profession; and the nominee’s demonstrated commitment to pro bono and community service.