The 2012 Irish Legal 100 will be unveiled at a ceremony in the Irish Embassy in Washington DC on Thursday.

From San Diego to Alaska and from Texas to Boston, the Irish Legal 100 is a network of some of the most distinguished and accomplished men and women of Irish blood in the legal profession.

Commenting on the awards, Niall O’Dowd, the Irish Voice founder said: "the Irish Legal 100 represents our most vibrant Irish network designed to bring people together, foster modern relationships with Ireland and to advance the interests of Irish in America."

The 2012 Irish Legal 100 includes some lawyers from the 2011 edition such as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts; Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy; Joseph Hassett, Hogan Lovells USA; Dean Robert Reilly, Fordham Law; John J. Sullivan, former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce-now with Mayer Brown;Patrick C. Dunican, Gibbons; Timothy Flanagan, Cullen and Dykman;Jack McGinley, Eckert Seamans; Mark Tuohey ,Brown Rudnick; Dan McCarthy,HP;Thomas Moore,KDLM; John Garvey President, Catholic University and Timothy J. Cavanaugh, Cavanaugh Law Group.

New additions to the Irish Legal 100 for 2012 are: Hank White,CCIM Institute;Scott Sullivan,Williams McCarthy;Daniel O'Toole,Block O'Toole & Murphy;Colin O'Brien, Earth Justice;Nancy Delaney,Curtis Mallet;Kathleen Sullivan, Quinn Emanuel;Anne Coughlin,University of Virginia Law;Kimberly Guilfoyle, FOX News; Sean Tracey, Tracey Law Firm and Joseph Walsh, Exxon.

For more information log onto the Irish Legal 100 website here.