Edwards Maxson Mago & Macaulay, LLP, or EM3 Law, is pleased to announce that two of its partners, Jamal Edwards and Ajay Mago, have received honors for leadership and excellence in both business and law. The newly-formed firm’s innovative, collaborative business model has garnered attention from three distinguished organizations.
Jamal Edwards, EM3’s Chicago-based attorney, has been selected for inclusion on the Top 100 Black Lawyers Executive Committee by The National Black Lawyers. This organization recognizes and honors the nation’s top-achieving black attorneys for their outstanding performance and commitment to diversity in the industry.
Jamal was selected because of his “superior skills and qualifications and for having demonstrated leadership, excellence, and outstanding results in his career,” according to the announcement made by The National Black Lawyers. Inclusion on this exclusive list is by invitation-only, and nominated attorneys are subjected to a rigorous examination process before inclusion, with peer recommendations and third-party research.
“I am very grateful to have been selected for this committee and to be honored for my work on a national level,” commented Edwards. “It truly is a privilege to join the ranks of so many distinguished colleagues, and I am proud to be recognized as a minority leader in the legal field.”
“We are proud of Jamal and his achievements, and are pleased to witness him gain national recognition. His business acumen and extensive experience in Real Estate have been of great value to our platform on all levels.” said Samuel Mtunga, COO and principal of XFD Real Estate Partners, a client of EM3 Law and which owns and operates student housing properties in Illinois and Texas.
Edwards has an extensive list of honors and awards prior to launching EM3 Law, including from the National Black Lawyers, who named him to their “40 under 40” in 2016, and “Top 100” lawyers in 2017. He has also been recognized multiple times by SuperLawyers® as a Rising Star in both Illinois and Michigan, and is an alumnus of Crain’s Chicago Business’ prestigious “40 Under 40” list.