Diversity, equity, and inclusion are foundational values that lie at the heart of our firm. We care deeply about the representation of our varied identities and differences, and are committed to ensuring fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all. By embracing a culture of belonging that actively invites and values the contributions of all our attorneys and staff, our professionals thrive in a rich and meaningful work environment while using their unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to create innovative legal solutions for our clients.

Ulmer’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee guides our firm in its commitment to these principles, working to foster an inclusive culture both inside and outside of our firm. As unrest and anguish over age-old problems of racism and bias have come to the forefront of our national dialogue, we are renewed in our dedication to support the communities in which we live through the pursuit of racial and social justice, charitable giving, community involvement, and the provision of pro bono services.

To us, the practice of law instills a deep responsibility to give back to the communities we are proud to represent. Please read below to find out more about our team’s ongoing commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To learn more about Ulmer & Berne’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program  

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Accomplished Product Liability Litigator Joins Ulmer in Columbus
Accomplished Product Liability Litigator Joins Ulmer in Columbus
Sachin V. Java Selected for ABA Business Law Fellows Program
Sachin V. Java Selected for ABA Business Law Fellows Program
OSBA Honors Ulmer Partner Patricia A. Shlonsky With Nettie Cronise Lutes Award
OSBA Honors Ulmer Partner Patricia A. Shlonsky With Nettie Cronise Lutes Award
Dolores Garcia Named to List of Latino Leaders Worth Watching
Dolores Garcia Named to List of Latino Leaders Worth Watching
Webinar: Understanding Race and Racism (1 hr CLE: KY, OH, PA; Pending in IL)
Webinar: Understanding Race and Racism (1 hr CLE: KY, OH, PA; Pending in IL)
Ulmer Partner Alvin Mathews Named to List of Black Leaders Worth Watching
Ulmer Partner Alvin Mathews Named to List of Black Leaders Worth Watching
Ulmer Attorney Manju Gupta Appointed to CSU Alumni Association Board of Directors
Ulmer Attorney Manju Gupta Appointed to CSU Alumni Association Board of Directors
Ulmer Partner Inajo Davis Chappell to Receive Smart Business Magazine’s 2021 Smart Women Award
Ulmer Partner Inajo Davis Chappell to Receive Smart Business Magazine’s 2021 Smart Women Award
Ulmer Attorney Sachin V. Java Appointed to Cleveland Animal Protective League Board of Directors
Ulmer Attorney Sachin V. Java Appointed to Cleveland Animal Protective League Board of Directors
Ulmer Partner Jennifer Snyder Heis Named to 2021 List of “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Ulmer Partner Jennifer Snyder Heis Named to 2021 List of “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Ulmer Attorney McClellon Cox to Co-Coach CWRU BLSA Mock Trial Team
Ulmer Attorney McClellon Cox to Co-Coach CWRU BLSA Mock Trial Team
Ulmer Partner Frances Floriano Goins Named to Benchmark Litigation's
Ulmer Partner Frances Floriano Goins Named to Benchmark Litigation's "Top 250 Women in Litigation" for 2021
Ulmer Partner Jodi Rich Appointed to Park Synagogue Board of Trustees
Ulmer Partner Jodi Rich Appointed to Park Synagogue Board of Trustees
Ulmer Launches New Diversity Initiative, Unapologetically Into Action
Ulmer Launches New Diversity Initiative, Unapologetically Into Action
Ulmer Attorney Michael Davis Hoenig to Participate in Wexner Heritage Program
Ulmer Attorney Michael Davis Hoenig to Participate in Wexner Heritage Program
Ulmer Partner Daniela Paez Named to National LGBT Bar Association’s 2021 Class of Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40
Ulmer Partner Daniela Paez Named to National LGBT Bar Association’s 2021 Class of Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40
Ulmer's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Launches
Ulmer's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Launches "Stop the Hate" Series
Ulmer Receives Diversity Team Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal
Ulmer Receives Diversity Team Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal
Ulmer Partner Patricia A. Shlonsky to Receive YWCA Greater Cleveland’s 2020 Women of Achievement Award
Ulmer Partner Patricia A. Shlonsky to Receive YWCA Greater Cleveland’s 2020 Women of Achievement Award
Ulmer Partner Rachael Rodman Named to 2020 List of “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal®
Ulmer Partner Rachael Rodman Named to 2020 List of “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal®
A Win for Equality: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of LGBTQ+ Employment Rights
A Win for Equality: The U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of LGBTQ+ Employment Rights
Ulmer Honored as Diversity Leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Ulmer Honored as Diversity Leader by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Ulmer Attorneys Teach for CMBA 3Rs Program
Ulmer Attorneys Teach for CMBA 3Rs Program
Ulmer Co-Hosts Lifework Series: Life, Work, and the Pursuit of Balance
Ulmer Co-Hosts Lifework Series: Life, Work, and the Pursuit of Balance
Timothy J. Downing Named to The National Law Journal’s Inaugural Equality Trailblazers List
Timothy J. Downing Named to The National Law Journal’s Inaugural Equality Trailblazers List
Amanda Martinsek Named to 2019 List of “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Amanda Martinsek Named to 2019 List of “Women Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal
Rachael Rodman Appointed to IPO Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Rachael Rodman Appointed to IPO Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Tom McIntosh Involved in the LGBTQ Community
Tom McIntosh Involved in the LGBTQ Community