At Crowe & Dunlevy, our commitment to diversity is fundamental to our success, as well as the success of our clients, the communities we serve and our system of justice. The firm has a long history of nurturing inclusion and mutual respect among people of diverse backgrounds, a practice William G. Paul helped spearhead during his many years with the firm.

The Diversity Committee was founded in 2000 by attorneys William H. Hoch and Jimmy K. Goodman and values the strength that women, minority and LGBTQ lawyers add to the fabric of the firm. Our committee focuses on how to best foster the recruiting, retention and professional development of attorneys, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. The committee evaluates how diversity makes Crowe & Dunlevy a better firm, and how it may best be used to serve the firm's existing clients and develop relationships with potential new clients. It also seeks to retain and advance the careers of women and minority lawyers within the firm.

Our focus on diversity:

  • Allows us to apply multiple perspectives and creative thinking to find innovative solutions for our clients
  • Allows us to deliver outstanding service because we understand our clients and their needs
  • Gives us a competitive advantage 
  • Takes place at the national and local levels

The Oklahoma Bar Association has announced Crowe & Dunlevy as the 2016 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award winner in recognition of our efforts in promoting diversity in Oklahoma. The firm was also honored by the Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers with the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award in 2009.

Crowe & Dunlevy diversity committee chair Christopher M. Staine is photographed
with immediate past president of the American Bar Association (ABA) Paulette Brown
at the ABA 2016 Professional Success Summit
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