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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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 Adds Associate to its Respected Financial Services Team
Ulmer Adds Associate to its Respected Financial Services Team
Opinion: How a Single Death Can Spark a Revolution
Opinion: How a Single Death Can Spark a Revolution
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
Booker T. Coleman, Jr. Promoted to Counsel
Booker T. Coleman, Jr. Promoted to Counsel
Ulmer Continues to Grow Columbus Office with Addition of Experienced Ethics Counsel
Ulmer Continues to Grow Columbus Office with Addition of Experienced Ethics Counsel
Ulmer Co-Hosts Lifework Series: Life, Work, and the Pursuit of Balance
Ulmer Co-Hosts Lifework Series: Life, Work, and the Pursuit of Balance
Mary Forbes Lovett Elected to Ulmer & Berne’s Management Committee
Mary Forbes Lovett Elected to Ulmer & Berne’s Management Committee
Michael Davis Hoenig Joins Board of Anti-Defamation League Cleveland Regional Office
Michael Davis Hoenig Joins Board of Anti-Defamation League Cleveland Regional Office
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
Inajo Davis Chappell Named One of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America
Inajo Davis Chappell Named One of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America
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
Ulmer Associate to Join Board of Directors of Greater Cleveland Volunteers
Ulmer Associate to Join Board of Directors of Greater Cleveland Volunteers
Ulmer Counsel Yvette R. Simpson to Lead National Progressive Group Democracy for America
Ulmer Counsel Yvette R. Simpson to Lead National Progressive Group Democracy for America
Manju Gupta Appointed to Board of Directors of DANCECleveland
Manju Gupta Appointed to Board of Directors of DANCECleveland
Ulmer Attorneys Participate in Name and Gender Change Legal Clinics
Ulmer Attorneys Participate in Name and Gender Change Legal Clinics
Ulmer Hosts Columbus Office Diversity Champions Panel
Ulmer Hosts Columbus Office Diversity Champions Panel
BowTie Cause Founder Dhani Jones Visits Ulmer’s Cincinnati Office
BowTie Cause Founder Dhani Jones Visits Ulmer’s Cincinnati Office
Ulmer Attorney Daniela Paez Named to Crain’s Forty Under 40 Class
Ulmer Attorney Daniela Paez Named to Crain’s Forty Under 40 Class
Supporting Transgender Employees: Moving Beyond Compliance to Culture Change
Supporting Transgender Employees: Moving Beyond Compliance to Culture Change
Human Rights Campaign - 25th Annual Cleveland Gala
Human Rights Campaign - 25th Annual Cleveland Gala
Georgia Hatzis Named to Greek America Foundation’s “Forty Under 40” List
Georgia Hatzis Named to Greek America Foundation’s “Forty Under 40” List
Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s Walk, Rock & Run
Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s Walk, Rock & Run
Tom McIntosh Involved in the LGBTQ Community
Tom McIntosh Involved in the LGBTQ Community
Dolores (Lola) Garcia Prignitz named to Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2018
Dolores (Lola) Garcia Prignitz named to Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2018
Robin Miller Named a 2017 “Woman Worth Watching”
Robin Miller Named a 2017 “Woman Worth Watching”
Immigration Law at Ulmer - David W. Leopold
Immigration Law at Ulmer - David W. Leopold
Diversity & Inclusion at Ulmer & Berne
Diversity & Inclusion at Ulmer & Berne