Our Inclusive Community — Stark has a history of hiring, developing, promoting and retaining lawyers of all races, women and LGBTQ lawyers. Continually establishing new initiatives and enhancing existing efforts, we focus on meaningful support for our diverse lawyers in their careers. The firm’s lawyer networks are an example of how we support our attorneys in building communities within the firm.
A key focus of the firm’s strategic plan, diversity and inclusion are essential to how we do business, informing how we RECRUIT, RETAIN and PROMOTE lawyers to serve our clients. Our efforts are also supported by partnerships with clients and community members committed to advancing diversity in the legal profession. Working together, we can build a synergistic whole greater than the sum of its parts. That’s diversity in action.
Stark is certified as a minority business enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (“NMSDC”), as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and a SBA Women Owned Small Business. Stark and our attorneys are also members of the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). Our long-time involvement with these organizations has allowed us unique opportunities to work together with our corporate clients and other in-house counsel to continue the ongoing effort to increase inclusion in all areas of the law.