Giffen & Kaminski is a certified women-owned law firm. However, our commitment to diversity goes well beyond our women-owned status. One of our core beliefs is that an inclusive environment enhances the quality of services to our clients and our relationships with our colleagues and the community. We believe the true strength of our firm lies in the unique backgrounds, experiences, and talents of our attorneys and staff. We know this diversity brings improved decision making and an improved work environment. Indeed, we think our diversity gives us a competitive advantage in servicing our clients.
The priority we have on diversity is reflected in the activities and initiatives in which our firm and our attorneys engage. Our attorneys are frequent speakers and prolific authors advocating for and discussing diversity and inclusion. We are involved with and leaders in many women and minority-owned professional associations, including: The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the Diversity Committee of DRI, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association and Women’s Business Enterprise National Counsel (WBENC).
At Giffen & Kaminski, we believe that being an active promoter of inclusion in the legal profession and an active partner in sustaining the many varied communities in which we work and live is not only good business, but is also part of our duty as responsible corporate citizens.
Giffen & Kaminski accepted the Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer Award at the 5th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. The award was given to recognize Giffen & Kaminski’s success in building a culture of inclusion both in its workforce and in the Greater Cleveland community.
The Trailblazer award celebrates law firms that are positively contributing to the creation of a culture of inclusion. Giffen & Kaminski earned this honor for its commitment to recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce and for its work in advocating for a more diverse legal community.