Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLPDiversity & Inclusion

Our Commitment

Calfee’s philosophy is to treat every person with dignity and respect. Our culture and client service is enhanced by being diverse and inclusive in age, gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical abilities, marital and civil union status, military and veteran standing, socioeconomic background, and familial status. This steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion makes Calfee a great place. Our goal is to incorporate the execution of our business strategy with genuine concern for the human dimensions of the people who make up Calfee.

As of 2018, we are proud to have joined Ohio Business Competes, a non-partisan coalition of businesses committed to achieving non-discrimination policies at the state level. Belonging to Ohio Business Competes affirms our existing non-discrimination policies and firm values.

Beyond the walls of our buildings, we actively support community-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives that allow us to contribute to the communities in which we work, live and play. Learn about our Diversity Contributions & Sponsorships.


We solicit diverse candidates for our on-campus and lateral attorney interviews, and also participate in diverse recruitment and community outreach programs. Learn more about our recruitment efforts.

Affinity Groups

The firm is committed to fostering a more diverse legal profession from which everyone will benefit. The unique qualities and backgrounds of each of the attorneys at the firm enhances the experience externally as well by bringing greater value to our clients. Diversity leads to creativity and innovation in problem-solving. Learn more about our affinity groups.


Whether working with our clients or nurturing careers, at Calfee we believe in long-term investments. Which is why we provide and encourage several different avenues of mentoring for our attorneys and, we hope, future attorneys. Find out more about our mentoring programs.

Diversity Suppliers

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.

Meet Our Diversity Committee

“Embracing diversity is a key element for a firm to attract and retain talent,” notes Teresa Metcalf Beasley, chair of Calfee’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “Attorneys want to work at firms where they feel heard and included, and where they believe they can make a difference.”
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