“The firm is family-friendly and provides opportunities for advancement, which makes it very attractive to candidates,” said Firm President Christy Doornink. “We hope having a diverse team is an additional benefit internally and to our clients.”
The February 3, 2017, issue of the Portland Business Journal posted the results of its annual survey of Portland Metropolitan-Area law firms. As part of the survey, firms were asked about women and minority attorneys in metro area workforces. The percent share for total attorneys and for partners were added together to determine the firm’s ranking.
The reported data for Reinisch Wilson Weier PC indicated
54% of metro-area attorneys are women;
8% of metro-area attorneys are minorities;
50% of metro-area partners are women;
10% of metro-area partners are minorities.
Among all metro-area law firms who responded to the survey, less than one-third of their local attorneys are women, compared to 35 percent nationally. Just 6.7 percent of local attorneys are minorities, compared to 12 percent nationally.
With the addition of new attorneys during 2016, the firm’s ranking based on 26 Portland metro-area attorneys moved up from number 29 to a tie at 19 with Buckley Law.
The ranking order of the top 5 most diverse firms was K&L Gates, Reinisch Wilson Weier, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Schwabe Williamson Wyatt, and Hart Wagner. A total of 69 law firms responded to the survey. The largest metro-area law firm remains Stoel Rives with 142 local attorneys.