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Diversity Statistics
  Minority
Males
Minority
Females
Partners 14%
(4 of 28)
25%
(1 of 4)
Associates 14%
(4 of 29)
7%
(1 of 14)
Of Counsel 0%
(0 of 3)
-
(0 of 0)
Other Lawyers 0%
(0 of 2)
-
(0 of 0)
Paralegals 0%
(0 of 4)
27%
(4 of 15)
Marketing Professionals 100%
(1 of 1)
0%
(0 of 1)
Technology Professionals 20%
(1 of 5)
29%
(2 of 7)
Librarians -
(0 of 0)
100%
(1 of 1)
Finance Professionals 67%
(2 of 3)
29%
(2 of 7)
Human Resources Professionals -
(0 of 0)
33%
(1 of 3)
Administrative Professionals -
(0 of 0)
0%
(0 of 1)

Diversity at Godwin Lewis PC

At Godwin Lewis the commitment to inclusiveness is not only a business imperative, but also a crucial and effective component of the firm's success. The Dallas Morning News recently recognized Godwin Lewis for our diversity efforts. The publication published a diversity survey of the Top 20 largest Dallas law firms and Godwin Lewis placed first on the list. Of the 2,543 attorneys at the Top 20 firms in Dallas, only 41 attorneys of color are shareholders - those who help make decisions and earn a portion of those profits. At Godwin Lewis, 3 of our 18 shareholders are minorities. Our firm has a long history of embracing diversity and is a past recipient of the Thomas L. Sager award for the Southwest region, which is awarded to law firms in recognition of minority hiring practices by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.

Our four-member Executive Committee includes one minority member who serves as the firm's Managing Shareholder and we are the only firm listed in the Dallas Morning News survey whose name contains that of a minority. Minorities and women hold other leadership roles within our firm such as Practice Group Chairs, Directors and Committee members. Our diverse group of leaders, attorneys and staff members come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, giving us a global perspective that our clients find beneficial.

Godwin Lewis' culture of diversity extends to our community. We provide leadership and legal counsel to many school districts, publicly funded organizations and public-purpose organizations such as North Central Regional Certification Agency, advising that organization on issues affecting the certification of minority and women owned business. In addition, we are committed to giving back to our communities' non-profits. Godwin Lewis encourages a firm wide commitment to such organizations as the United Way, and the Dallas Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Individual employees also hold leadership positions on such boards as I Have a Dream, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), South Texas College of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law, and the Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization.

Godwin Lewis believes that embracing diversity ultimately results in: enhanced individual and collective learning opportunities; better client relations and client services; a sharpened competitive advantage in a global, demographically-fluid economy; broader creativity; expanded perspectives, and, thus, better decision-making; and heightened self-image among all individuals and groups. We celebrate our differences, but more importantly, we recognize and respect the fundamental commonality that we share as equal human beings. That, indeed, is the real message of diversity.