Stokes Lawrence Recognized in Top 50 Best Law Firms for Women List

Jun 23, 2022   Print PDF

Stokes Lawrence is pleased to announce it was named to Seramount’s 2022 Best Law Firms for Women list. The list recognizes firms that utilize best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers. Stokes Lawrence is among the 50 firms that earned spots on this year’s list.

“Our Best Law Firms for Women continue to improve in many critical areas,” said Subha V. Barry, president of Seramount. “Representation of women managing partners has increased significantly and we’ve seen progress for multicultural women lawyers at every level. Our firms recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining this important talent pool and have developed the family-friendly benefits to prove it. All of these combined are important steps toward parity.”

“We are delighted to be recognized as one of the best firms for women in the United States,” said Managing Shareholder Kelly Twiss Noonan. “Our statistics confirm this honor - we are proud that more than half of our lawyers are women, including more than half of our 30 equity owners.”

Stokes Lawrence is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Business Enterprise National Council and in 2021 the firm was accepted as a member of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). The firm is ranked third on Law 360’s 2021 Ceiling Smashers list for firms (100 or fewer attorneys) with the highest representation of women in their equity partnerships.

Seramount’s 2022 Best Law Firms for Women application includes more than 300 questions about attorney demographics at different levels, flexibility, paid time off and parental leaves, and development and retention of women. Questions also include ability to work from home some of the time, family-friendly benefits, and mentoring and sponsorship participation.

To view Seramount’s full list and highlights of this year’s top firms, click here.