May 15, 2013 – Video: Calfee honored at the CRCC “Faces of Change Luncheon”
February 13, 2013 – Jim Lawniczak advises the Shaw High School Mock Trial Team
February 25, 2013 – Jason Dejelo speaks at CWRU Law School
Calfee is committed to a culture of inclusion and fairness. We recognize and value the differences among all of our attorneys and staff, and as part of our mission, we integrate these differences into our practice to help us enhance the quality of legal services we provide and also to help us create a positive, harmonious and productive workplace.
Our diversity strategy includes the recruitment, retention and promotion of lawyers and staff. In addition, we actively support community-wide diversity initiatives that allow us to contribute to the communities in which we work and live. In 2012, the Greater Cleveland Partnership recognized Calfee as a member of the Commission 50, honoring the firm for its progress in creating, enhancing and sustaining diversity and inclusion strategies. This recognition is determined based on four metrics: board diversity, senior management diversity, workforce diversity and supplier diversity.
As Calfee strives to be the most sought after law firm in Ohio for clients and legal talent alike, we are committed to having a business strategy that is enhanced by a diverse body of backgrounds, cultures and thought. Our philosophy is to treat every person with dignity and respect. Our goal is to balance the execution of our business strategy with genuine concern for the human dimensions of the people that are Calfee.
We solicit minority candidates for our on-campus and lateral attorney interviews, and also participate in minority recruitment and community outreach programs. Learn more about our recruitment efforts.
Women and Diversity
Calfee has a large number of women attorneys within our firm (20 percent of the partners and 34 percent of all others). Women are chairs or co-chairs of six of the firm’s practice areas. Learn more about our Women and Diversity strategy.
Calfee is a very involved consumer when it comes to support for Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises (WMBE) suppliers. Since first being invited to join in 2005, Calfee has been an active participant in The Commission on Economic Inclusion, an affiliate group of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Learn more about our Diversity Suppliers, or complete our vendor registration form.
Marcia J. Wexberg, Chair
Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Vice Chair
Brent D. Ballard, Managing Partner
Anthea R. Daniels
Philip M. Dawson
James M. Lawniczak
Jacqueline McLemore. Jacquie is the firm’s Diversity Consultant. She helps to manage diversity related issues in the context of the firm’s role, strategic goals, and daily work processes.
Matthew M. Mendoza
Colleen M. O’Neil
Ronald R. Stupka
Christopher S. Williams
At Calfee, we work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who works here. We value what each person brings to the table and believe diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and thought leads to creative solutions for our clients.