DWT Diversity



"Diversity is more than just hiring and recruiting the right people. What’s key is to make sure everyone’s getting a fair shake to perform their best."




"Reaching your full potential requires standing out as yourself, which is a key to success in law and in life. So creating an inclusive workplace is not enough. Like all businesses, law firms need to empower confidence for every lawyer and staff member to showcase your own unique strengths. That’s how we truly harness the power of diversity."




"The tremendous value of a diverse law firm should not be minimized. A workplace where different views are represented and everyone’s talents are valued results in more innovative, superior client service. Being inclusive isn't just the right thing to do. It provides an important and unmistakable competitive advantage."




"I’m at my best professionally when I can act not only as a counselor, but also as a mentor. At Davis Wright Tremaine I’ve had the opportunity to mentor both clients and colleagues. In sharing with others my perspective and experience, I'm able to develop close relationships that help broaden my own awareness and raise my own standard of excellence."

Diversity & Inclusion

Fundamental to Our Success

Diversity and inclusion are central to who we are and what we do at Davis Wright Tremaine. We define diversity not only in terms of race, gender, or sexual orientation, but also in ideas, perspectives, personality, work style, age, and more. Diversity and inclusion are what enable us to work smarter, bring out the best of what each individual has to offer, and ultimately build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities.

We are committed to building a law firm where talented professionals of all backgrounds can flourish and succeed. We recognize that one size does not fit all and our goal is to make sure that creativity and innovation are encouraged and rewarded. We strongly believe that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to these efforts. We acknowledge there is hard work ahead, but we are on our way. We hope you’ll join us in our efforts.

Managing Partner

       Partner, D&I Committee Chair


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How We Compare

Our numbers of women and minority attorneys at DWT closely mirror national averages for law firms our size. We are striving to raise the bar and surpass these numbers.

Affinity Groups

Our attorney affinity groups help cultivate DWT as a place where all attorneys have a chance to contribute their talents and succeed.

Minority Attorneys

Members of the Minority Attorney Affinity Group help create opportunities for mentorship, skills training, and business development.


DWT’s LGBT affinity group provides support, mentoring and networking opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender attorneys. The group’s mission is to create and maintain…


In 2012, DWT was a founding partner of empoWer, a women’s initiative formed in collaboration with Moss Adams and US Bank. Focused on creating business development opportunities...

Flexible Hours

Our Flexible Schedule affinity group serves as a resource to attorneys who work reduced hours or a flexible schedule and want to maintain high-quality work assignments and steady…

Get in Touch

To be truly inclusive and diverse, we know we need to change old ways of thinking and doing. We need to take deliberate steps to recruit and retain a diverse pool of talent, and then provide equal opportunities for all employees to succeed.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, this starts at the leadership level and begins with raising awareness. We are training senior partners and staff to become more effective in hiring, promoting and managing diverse teams. We have made changes to our workplace policies and benefits to attract a new generation of attorneys.

All of our current job openings are posted on Careers, where you can learn more about what it’s like to work at Davis Wright Tremaine.