January 12, 2022 – In Profiles in Diversity Journal’s latest issue, Partner Alvin E. Mathews, Jr., is featured in the magazine’s list of “Black Leaders Worth Watching,” which celebrates the talents, ambition, and achievements of trailblazing Black professionals.
“It is truly an honor to be included as a Black Leader Worth Watching, and to be listed among the other incredible individuals chosen by Profiles in Diversity Journal,” said Mathews. “I have been fortunate throughout my legal career to have had strong mentors who nurtured and guided my progress, and I hope I can pass on the wisdom, life lessons, and professional skills they shared with me to those who follow.”
Mathews is known for combining his passion for legal ethics, improving the legal profession, and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion into his respected practice at Ulmer. A former Assistant Disciplinary Counsel in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel for the Supreme Court of Ohio, he represents solo practitioners, in-house counsel, and law firms on a variety of ethics and professional liability matters, and has provided representation on hundreds of legal ethics advisory opinions, lawyer investigations, and lawyer discipline trials.
In addition, Mathews uses his talents to help others, both in the legal profession and the community. He is passionate about educating members of the bar and gives frequent legal education presentations on ethics and professional liability matters. He also serves as a mentor for the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, which partners experienced Ohio attorneys with newly admitted lawyers as they begin their legal careers.
A strong advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), Mathews is a member of Ulmer’s award-winning DEI Committee, and helps guide the firm’s DEI initiatives and plan its well-regarded events. For example, he recently helped the Committee organize a panel discussion between two members of law enforcement and the mother of two young Black men that focused on the issue of police violence against people of color and the actionable steps needed to prevent such violence in the future.
In recognition of his legal accomplishments, Mathews was named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus for Administrative and Regulatory Law by The Best Lawyers in America© and has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers every year since 2011.
Profiles in Diversity Journal is dedicated to honoring ambitious people, initiatives, and programs that support the success of diverse workforces across the country and around the world. Since 1999, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership of people committed to advancing diversity and inclusion.