For the third time in four years, Reinisch Wilson Weier PC has been recognized as the most diverse Portland, Oregon, metropolitan-area law firm among large law firms (20 or more attorneys) by the Portland Business Journal. The firm was ranked third most diverse in 2020 and most diverse in both 2019 and 2018.
The Portland Business Journal posted the diversity ranking results of its annual survey of Portland Metropolitan-Area law firms, based on attorney demographics, on February 2, 2021. As part of the annual survey, submitted in December 2020, firms were asked about women and minority attorneys and partners in metro-area work forces. The percent share for metro attorneys and partners were added together to determine the firm’s ranking.
The firm reported that for all metro-area attorneys, 74 percent are women, 13 percent are a racial minority and 6 percent are LGBTQ. Among 1169 total metro-area attorneys in large law firms, 36 percent are women, 9 percent are racial minorities and 3 percent are LGBTQ.
The ranking order of the top 5 most diverse firms were Reinisch Wilson Weier PC, followed by Farleigh Wada Witt, SBH Legal, K&L Gates and Lindsay Hart LLP. Reinisch Wilson Weier was also ranked tenth largest firm in the survey size-ranking results with 31 metro-area attorneys. The largest metro-area firm remains Stoel Rives LLP with 134 local attorneys.