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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Firm Culture

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is committed to being a diverse work place that reflects the community in which we live and work. We respect and value individuality of all firm members and clients. We know that valuing diversity makes good business sense and helps us to ensure our future successes. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce makes us a better law firm. It enables us to bring a broader perspective to the problems that our clients face, leads to a higher quality of work, and enriches the work atmosphere itself. Accordingly, it is LFLM’s goal to foster a firm-wide culture that promotes diversity so that all firm members are valued.

Our firm has long been recognized as one of the Top 25 California-based firms based on percentage of women partners and five of our ten offices have women Managing Partners. We continue our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with our recognition as a Women & Minority owned business (over 50% of equity partnership) and statewide our team includes over 60% women and minority attorneys.

Outside of the office, we support participation in industry events, charitable organizations and a wide variety of community-activities.  From speaking at conferences to our holiday giving fundraisers our team is active in communities all over California we continue to thrive due to our ensemble of fantastic attorneys and staff.

LFLM Attorneys speaking at PARMA 2022        Charity partner Kids Chance California

 

 

 

 

Diversity, Sponsorship and Action

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy and Moresi is committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at LFLM, including our continued efforts towards retention and recruitment of diverse attorneys, promoting an open dialogue on issues of diversity in the legal profession, and improving our cultural competency with respect to the values embodied by our diverse group of attorneys.

LFLM supports and participates in a variety of statewide and local organizations promoting diversity in the legal profession, including contributions to diversity scholarship funds, membership/participation in minority-bar-groups, and active recruitment at diversity career fairs. We continue to support many of the same organizations each year and encourage attorneys to seek out additional organizations to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

• LFLM is a participating member of the California Minority Counsel Program and a signatory of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s No Glass Ceiling Initiative, now Women’s Impact Network: No Glass Ceiling 2.0 with BASF. We have been recognized for many years as one of the top California firms based on out percentage of women Partners.

• Our attorneys are actively involved in: African American Workers’ Compensation Professionals, Cultural Awareness & Social Inclusion Committee of City of LaVerne and LatinoComp.

• Our LFLM Diversity Book Scholarship has been awarded to over a dozen students at five California law schools and the firm continues to select at least two Diversity scholarship recipients every year.

• We are a yearly sponsor/participant in the Santa Clara University School of Law Diversity Gala & Inclusion Summit, the Jeffrey Poilé Memorial Scholarship & Fall Spectacular at University of the Pacific at McGeorge School of Law and the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair through BASF.

• LFLM encourages attorney and law clerk participation in a variety of diverse community events every year, including past sponsorship of events with: UC Hastings Black Law Students Graduation, Berkeley Juneteenth Festival, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Latina Lawyers Bar Association Annual Dinner and Black Women Lawyers of Northern California and Black Women Lawyers of Southern California.

LFLM Diversity Committee Members – Contact Us:

LFLM DEI Program Manager Erin L. Walker of our LFLM-Oakland office Caroll A. Wheatley of our LFLM-San Bernardino office
Omar A. Behnawa of our LFLM-Anaheim office  Nat Cordellos of our LFLM-San Francisco office
Luis A. Lopez of our LFLM-Concord office Martha S. Ballesteros of our LFLM-Anaheim Office
Trisha A. Toyne of our LFLM-San Diego Office

Scholarship/Law Clerks

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is proud to continue providing Diversity Book scholarships and participating in Diversity Scholarship programs for law students throughout California. One of our 2011 scholarship recipients, Martha Suarez Ballesteros, is an attorney with our Anaheim office and one of our 2019 scholarship applicants Nada Elshaari is an attorney with our Oakland office.  We encourage law students from diverse backgrounds to learn more about LFLM and the workers’ compensation practice by applying for our Diversity Book Scholarships as well as applying for open Law Clerk positions in one of our 11 offices statewide.

In 2021/2022, we have provided Diversity Book scholarships to law students from California Western School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and Western State College of Law as well as sponsoring the Diversity Gala supporting the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship with Santa Clara School of Law.  For the 2022-2023 school year we have pledged additional Diversity Book Scholarships with UC Davis School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law. Our firm has also been a sponsor of  the Jeffrey K. Poile Memorial Scholarship with McGeorge School of Law and the UC Hastings Black Law Students Graduation Ceremony. We look forward to continuing to partner with California law schools in support of increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Our 2021-2022 Diversity Book scholarship recipients are:

  • Kezhia Barba and Calvin Ngo from California Western School of Law
  • Isabel Tashima and Christine Tfaye from Western State College of Law

Applications for the 2022-2023 Diversity Book Scholarships can be submitted between July 15, 2022 and August 10, 2022. Additional details will be available with each participating law schools Financial Aid office.  LFLM Diversity Book Scholarship Application. To apply for a Law Clerk position, please email hiring@lflm.com with a resume and cover letter with “Law Clerk – LFLM ________ office” in the title, including the office of interest.

Past Diversity Book scholarship recipients include:

  • 2020-2021: Mason Martinez and Sara Tsegaye from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2019-2020: Jessica Juarez and Geber Penate from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2018-2019: Silvana Cordon and Jared Carillo from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2017-2018: Cesilia Fernandez and Dina Nehme from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2016-2017: Cristina Resendiz-Pineda and Kiara Robles Chavez from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2015-2016: Angela Giang and Cristina Resendiz-Pineda from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2014-2015: Davetta Selma from Southwestern Law School; Rena Sera and Vandana Chand from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2013-2014: Jacqueline Ramirez and Diego Aviles of Santa Clara University SOL; Marissa Weltmer and Francisco Alcala from Southwestern Law School; Byron Suarez and Keeana Smith from Golden Gate University SOL
  • 2012-2013: Patricia Alonzo and Melodie Arian from Western State COL; Lizbeth Najera from Santa Clara University SOL

Past scholarship recipients and sponsored events:

  • Overview

    Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is committed to being a diverse work place that reflects the community in which we live and work. We respect and value individuality of all firm members and clients. We know that valuing diversity makes good business sense and helps us to ensure our future successes. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce makes us a better law firm. It enables us to bring a broader perspective to the problems that our clients face, leads to a higher quality of work, and enriches the work atmosphere itself. Accordingly, it is LFLM’s goal to foster a firm-wide culture that promotes diversity so that all firm members are valued.

    Our firm has long been recognized as one of the Top 25 California-based firms based on percentage of women partners and five of our ten offices have women Managing Partners. We continue our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with our recognition as a Women & Minority owned business (over 50% of equity partnership) and statewide our team includes over 60% women and minority attorneys.

    Outside of the office, we support participation in industry events, charitable organizations and a wide variety of community-activities.  From speaking at conferences to our holiday giving fundraisers our team is active in communities all over California we continue to thrive due to our ensemble of fantastic attorneys and staff.

    LFLM Attorneys speaking at PARMA 2022        Charity partner Kids Chance California

     

     

     

     

    Meet Our Attorneys

  • Firm Culture

    Laughlin, Falbo, Levy and Moresi is committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at LFLM, including our continued efforts towards retention and recruitment of diverse attorneys, promoting an open dialogue on issues of diversity in the legal profession, and improving our cultural competency with respect to the values embodied by our diverse group of attorneys.

    LFLM supports and participates in a variety of statewide and local organizations promoting diversity in the legal profession, including contributions to diversity scholarship funds, membership/participation in minority-bar-groups, and active recruitment at diversity career fairs. We continue to support many of the same organizations each year and encourage attorneys to seek out additional organizations to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    • LFLM is a participating member of the California Minority Counsel Program and a signatory of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s No Glass Ceiling Initiative, now Women’s Impact Network: No Glass Ceiling 2.0 with BASF. We have been recognized for many years as one of the top California firms based on out percentage of women Partners.

    • Our attorneys are actively involved in: African American Workers’ Compensation Professionals, Cultural Awareness & Social Inclusion Committee of City of LaVerne and LatinoComp.

    • Our LFLM Diversity Book Scholarship has been awarded to over a dozen students at five California law schools and the firm continues to select at least two Diversity scholarship recipients every year.

    • We are a yearly sponsor/participant in the Santa Clara University School of Law Diversity Gala & Inclusion Summit, the Jeffrey Poilé Memorial Scholarship & Fall Spectacular at University of the Pacific at McGeorge School of Law and the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair through BASF.

    • LFLM encourages attorney and law clerk participation in a variety of diverse community events every year, including past sponsorship of events with: UC Hastings Black Law Students Graduation, Berkeley Juneteenth Festival, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Latina Lawyers Bar Association Annual Dinner and Black Women Lawyers of Northern California and Black Women Lawyers of Southern California.

    LFLM Diversity Committee Members – Contact Us:

    LFLM DEI Program Manager Erin L. Walker of our LFLM-Oakland office Caroll A. Wheatley of our LFLM-San Bernardino office
    Omar A. Behnawa of our LFLM-Anaheim office  Nat Cordellos of our LFLM-San Francisco office
    Luis A. Lopez of our LFLM-Concord office Martha S. Ballesteros of our LFLM-Anaheim Office
    Trisha A. Toyne of our LFLM-San Diego Office
  • Scholarship/Law Clerks

    Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is proud to continue providing Diversity Book scholarships and participating in Diversity Scholarship programs for law students throughout California. One of our 2011 scholarship recipients, Martha Suarez Ballesteros, is an attorney with our Anaheim office and one of our 2019 scholarship applicants Nada Elshaari is an attorney with our Oakland office.  We encourage law students from diverse backgrounds to learn more about LFLM and the workers’ compensation practice by applying for our Diversity Book Scholarships as well as applying for open Law Clerk positions in one of our 11 offices statewide.

    In 2021/2022, we have provided Diversity Book scholarships to law students from California Western School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and Western State College of Law as well as sponsoring the Diversity Gala supporting the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship with Santa Clara School of Law.  For the 2022-2023 school year we have pledged additional Diversity Book Scholarships with UC Davis School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law. Our firm has also been a sponsor of  the Jeffrey K. Poile Memorial Scholarship with McGeorge School of Law and the UC Hastings Black Law Students Graduation Ceremony. We look forward to continuing to partner with California law schools in support of increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    Our 2021-2022 Diversity Book scholarship recipients are:

    • Kezhia Barba and Calvin Ngo from California Western School of Law
    • Isabel Tashima and Christine Tfaye from Western State College of Law

    Applications for the 2022-2023 Diversity Book Scholarships can be submitted between July 15, 2022 and August 10, 2022. Additional details will be available with each participating law schools Financial Aid office.  LFLM Diversity Book Scholarship Application. To apply for a Law Clerk position, please email hiring@lflm.com with a resume and cover letter with “Law Clerk – LFLM ________ office” in the title, including the office of interest.

    Past Diversity Book scholarship recipients include:

    • 2020-2021: Mason Martinez and Sara Tsegaye from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2019-2020: Jessica Juarez and Geber Penate from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2018-2019: Silvana Cordon and Jared Carillo from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2017-2018: Cesilia Fernandez and Dina Nehme from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2016-2017: Cristina Resendiz-Pineda and Kiara Robles Chavez from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2015-2016: Angela Giang and Cristina Resendiz-Pineda from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2014-2015: Davetta Selma from Southwestern Law School; Rena Sera and Vandana Chand from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2013-2014: Jacqueline Ramirez and Diego Aviles of Santa Clara University SOL; Marissa Weltmer and Francisco Alcala from Southwestern Law School; Byron Suarez and Keeana Smith from Golden Gate University SOL
    • 2012-2013: Patricia Alonzo and Melodie Arian from Western State COL; Lizbeth Najera from Santa Clara University SOL

    Past scholarship recipients and sponsored events: