Mission, Culture & Recognitions

Mission: FWW was formed in 1981 with one purpose and a world of ambition. Our mission then was the same as it is today: To provide timely and effective legal service and guide clients to success in a competitive marketplace.

We combine wisdom and creativity to solve client problems and use experience and technology to deliver practical legal advice. We have the expertise of a large firm with the responsiveness of a small firm. 

Culture: We are proud of our commitment to providing work-life balance for our attorneys and staff.  Our dedication to alternative work schedules and quality of life helps us foster creative, efficient, and innovative approaches to providing legal services. 

Recognitions: We are pleased to be recognized for excellence in workplace practices, banking and finance, and sustainable practices.

FWW has been recognized by Oregon Business magazine eight times as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon based on a confidential survey of employees. In 2021, we were ranked as one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon for the first time. 

FWW has been selected among the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list in several diverse practice areas in the Portland metropolitan area: Tier-1 - Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, and Financial Services Regulation Law; Tier-2 - Real Estate Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, and Personal Injury Litigation – DefendantsTier-3 - Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, and Trust & Estates Law. 

FWW has achieved Sustainability at Work's silver certification and is recognized for its leadership helping make Portland one of the cleanest, most sustainable cities in the country.

 Silver Sustainability at Work Badge   



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