Stokes Lawrence a Top 10 Firm for Women
To compile the report, Law360 surveyed more than 300 law firms on the demographics of their lawyer workforce. Firms with above average representation of female attorneys and female partners earn the title of Best Law Firms for Women. According to Law360, the average representation of female attorneys in firms with 20-49 lawyers is 37.8% for total female attorneys, and 25.4% for female equity partners. Stokes Lawrence lawyers are 53% female, and the firm’s equity shareholders are 48% female. The firm has a higher percentage of gender diversity than any other firm in Washington state. In addition to exceeding industry averages, Stokes Lawrence also stands out in its leadership. Only 14% of the firms that submitted demographic data reported having a woman lead the firm.
“We are proud of our gender diversity and honored to be recognized as one of the country’s top 10 best law firms for women,” noted Managing Shareholder Kelly Twiss Noonan. “We work hard to build a supportive and collaborative culture at our firm, and have found that the practices that benefit women and help them grow their careers also benefit men. We believe this is what draws talented attorneys to our firm.”