Commitment to Diversity

FWW strives for the success not only of our clients but also of our staff, associates, and partners.  As an employer and as a group of shareholders operating a business together, FWW is committed to fostering a culture of mutual respect and congeniality, achieved in part by embracing and promoting diversity in the workplace.  We value individuals for who they are, through cooperation, understanding, and support.  We appreciate that we work together to achieve common goals with respect for each other’s backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. 

As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, FWW recruits, hires, trains, compensates, and promotes individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, disability, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other factor protected by law.  In addition, FWW employs practical ways to promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace, including seeking to recruit from a diverse applicant pool, maintaining a diversity and inclusion committee, and continually seeking opportunities to recognize and champion the strengths in our differences.

News:  FWW has been ranked as one of Portland Business Journal’s most diverse law firms in the Portland Metropolitan area.  Of the firm’s 20 total metro area attorneys, 50% are women and 15% are minorities, making FWW the #8 ranked law firm in its size category. To read more, click here


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