The nomination period for the 21st edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" ends Dec. 31, according to a release.

Nominations can be submitted by the general public, clients, other attorneys and marketing teams. After nominations are complete, the attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication review to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Nominees should be in practice for at least 10 years.

 Click here to submit a nomination and learn more about the program.