For the second year in a row, Reinisch Wilson Weier PC was ranked number one as the most diverse Portland metro-area firm among large law firms (20 or more attorneys) by the Portland Business Journal. In 2017, the firm was ranked the second most diverse large Portland-metro law firm by the paper.
The Portland Business Journal posted the size ranking results of its annual survey of Portland Metropolitan-Area law firms on January 10, 2019. As part of the survey, submitted January 4, firms were asked about women and minority attorneys and partners in metro-area work forces. A February 21, 2019, online news article posted the diversity results. The percent share for metro attorneys and partners were added together to determine the firm’s ranking.
The reported data for Reinisch Wilson Weier PC indicated:
69% of our metro-area attorneys are women (compared to 34% among all large metro firms)
12% of our metro-area attorneys are minorities (compared to 8% among all large metro firms)
55% of our metro-area partners are women (compared to 27% among all large metro firms)
18% of our metro-area partners are minorities (compared to 6% among all large metro firms)
The ranking order of the top 5 most diverse firms were Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, followed by Holland & Knight LLP, Lindsay Hart LLP, Hart Wagner LLP and Buckley Law PC.
The firm’s size ranking, based on our 26 Portland metro-area attorneys in early January, moved from number 19 in 2017 to a three-way tie for 18th in both the 2018 and 2019 tallies. The largest Portland metro-area law firm remains Stoel Rives with 144 Portland-area attorneys.