― According to a 2011 survey by Chicago Lawyer
listing the number of women and minority lawyers in law firms in Illinois
, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP includes the highest number of minority attorneys, minority partners and women partners. The firm also ranked in the top five of the 112 responding law firms as to numbers of minority associates, women associates and women lawyers. Notably, among survey respondents, Hinshaw had only the eighth highest number of Illinois attorneys.
Hinshaw has also posted high numbers in other local and national diversity-related surveys published in 2011. In June, The American Lawyer
ranked Hinshaw 68th on its Diversity Scorecard, an annual ranking of large U.S. law firms according to their percentage of minority attorneys and their percentage of minority partners. The scorecard contains detailed information on minority legal staffing levels at law firms in the NLJ 250 and Am Law 200. Hinshaw posted the eighth highest gain on the scorecard from 2010 to 2011.
In May, MultiCultural Law Magazine
ranked Hinshaw in its annual “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity.” The firm ranked 40th nationwide in overall diversity in the 2011 survey. Hinshaw also ranked 26th on the magazine’s “Top 50 Law Firms for Partners” list; 20th in its “Top 50 Law Firms for Associates list; 91st in its “Top 100 Law Firms for Women” list; 18th in its “Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans” list and 23rd in its “Top 25 Law Firms for Hispanic-Americans” list.
In January, Daily Business Review
, a South Florida business publication, published its annual Diversity Scorecard, which lists Hinshaw as the law firm in South Florida that experienced the highest percentage increase in minority attorney employment over the previous five years. The Diversity Scorecard also listed Hinshaw among the top 10 firms in the categories of “Firms With the Most Black Attorneys,” and “Firms With the Most Women Attorneys.” Notably, Hinshaw defied the trend—which was identified in the article accompanying the Diversity Scorecard—of minority attorney employment decreasing in law firms in South Florida.
Hinshaw is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting its attorneys and staff members regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. The firm believes that achieving this objective has positive business, economic and social consequences for our firm and our communities. Hinshaw committed to maintaining this objective in both the short and long terms. Always mindful of this mission, the firm actively and aggressively seeks to hire, retain and promote diverse attorneys, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Women and GLBT attorneys.
Founded in 1934, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 lawyers in 24 offices spanning 12 states, including Arizona
, New York
, Rhode Island
Hinshaw offers a full-service practice, with an emphasis in litigation, business law and corporate transactions, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment law, professional liability defense, estate planning and taxation matters. The firm represents a range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients in industries that include alarm and security services, construction, financial services, health care, hospitality, insurance, lawyers and law firms, manufacturing, real estate, retail and transportation. Hinshaw clients also include government agencies, municipalities and schools.