Snell & Wilmer Law Firm of the Year

Richard Boulware, Patrick Byrne, and Aaron Ford

Snell & Wilmer is the 2011 recipient of the LVNBA Law Firm of the Year Award. The Law Firm of the Year Award is given to a local law firm that has demonstrated a commitment to diversity at all levels (hiring, retention, promotion, pro-bono efforts, etc.), and/or has handled cases or matters yielding a positive benefit to the greater community, especially communities of color or low income communities in Southern Nevada.

Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the western United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Denver, Colorado; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. Representing corporations, small businesses and individuals, their mission is to take a genuine interest in their clients, understand their objectives and meet or exceed their expectations.

As a corporate member of the Diversity Leadership Alliance (“DLA”), Snell & Wilmer participates in promoting and furthering diversity in the work place by exchanging ideas regarding diversity initiatives with other businesses. Membership in DLA allows Snell & Wilmer to participate in monthly seminars focused on diversity topics.

Snell & Wilmer attorneys personally involve themselves with organizations dedicated to diversity, including Women Lawyers groups, Minority Bar Associations, and Human Rights groups dedicated to the LGBT community. Additionally, attorneys are actively involved with area volunteer lawyer groups and organizations that address legal issues affecting minorities and under-represented groups, including the Judicial Council Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Criminal and Juvenile System.

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