Diversity & Inclusion

We're committed

Our firm's philosophy on diversity can be summed up in one word: commitment. At BMD, we strive to create a culture of inclusiveness, one open to differences in people, backgrounds and ideas. We recognize that, in today’s global marketplace, it is imperative to have a work force that mirrors the diversity of our world. As such, we believe that the contributions of attorneys with diverse backgrounds, viewpoints and experiences enhances both the firm's culture as well as the service we provide to our clients. 

We have sought to break down barriers to achievement. BMD continues to increase and improve our efforts to recruit, retain and promote women and minorities. We are, by nature, a firm that values an environment in which respect, collegiality and teamwork are the signs of excellence. In recognition of the importance of diversity and inclusion, we have partnered with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association to be a participating firm for the Minority Clerkship Program. A program designed specifically to address the under representation of minority students in the legal profession. This program affords the opportunity to bring together employers and minority law students. 

BMD's policies are designed to respond to, and support the needs of, an all inclusive work environment.

Within our communities, the firm works on diversity-related activities with local professional, social and cultural organizations on a grassroots basis. Many of our lawyers are involved—personally as well as professionally—in groups that bring our commitment to diversity deep into the roots of the communities where we practice. As part of the firm’s dedication to absolute excellence in service, we also collaborate with our clients, sharing best practices and resources in helping each other achieve our diversity goals.

Our commitment is steadfast

We are always looking forward in order that future generations will have every opportunity to advance in their careers and reach their full potential in a culture that sees their differences as strengths.