Stokes Lawrence joins the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
Stokes Lawrence, P.S., a majority women-owned firm, is pleased to announce its admission to the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to promote diversity in the legal profession by fostering successful relationships among pre-eminent minority and women-owned law firms and public and private entities. NAMWOLF assures that member firms represent the highest-caliber lawyers providing exceptional service in sophisticated matters, while also advocating for increased diversity in the legal community.
Women constitute 57% of the equity shareholders of Stokes Lawrence, including the Managing Shareholder, and is one of the largest majority women-owned firms in the country. Legal industry publication Law360 ranked the firm fourth nationally for firms with 51-100 lawyers on its “Ceiling Smashers” list, which recognizes the top 10 firms outpacing their peers in the female partnership ranks.
”We are proud of our gender diversity. Having a diverse workforce makes us a stronger firm and helps us develop innovative solutions for our clients,” said Managing Shareholder Kelly Twiss Noonan. “We are proud to be a member of NAMWOLF and to join other firms and businesses committed to greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.”
Founded in 2001, The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) was founded by a handful of visionary lawyers and some forward-thinking in-house counsel counterparts, NAMWOLF now has over 150 member firms located in the U.S. NAMWOLF’s believes the most effective way for corporations to increase diversity in the legal profession is to retain minority and women owned law firms. NAMWOLF assists its members in developing relationships with corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations, helping to empower minority and women owned law firms.