McManis Faulkner has been selected as the recipient of APABA-SV’s 2015 Beacon Award for Diversity. The selection committee was very impressed with the firm’s true commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice in the community
McManis Faulkner is one of the oldest and largest trial firms in San Jose. Far too often, these words hint at an attorney roster dominated by senior-level, Caucasian males; however, that is not the case here. The firm believes that one can only lead by example, and that breaking barriers must start at home.
As a firm that has expertise in the local state and federal courts for 45 years, McManis Faulkner is deeply rooted in and committed to the community. Steeped in the firm’s ethos of service, its attorneys are active in organizations committed to increasing diversity in the profession, such as the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, Bay Area Association of Muslim Lawyers, California Women Lawyers, California Women Lawyers Foundation, La Raza Lawyers Charitable Foundation of Santa Clara County, National Association of Women Lawyers and YWCA Silicon Valley. The firm supports many other regional companies, organizations, public office candidates, and bar committees and sections that share its vision.
Further, McManis Faulkner supports nonprofit organizations that represent minority members of the community who lack the resources to fund their own legal representation. The firm believes in actively supporting such local organizations to foster compassion and justice for the underrepresented.
McManis Faulkner also promotes diversity through its pro bono civil rights work. In particular, the firm has dedicated thousands of pro bono hours to its Asian and Asian American clients in the past ten years, and will be honored with the Pro Bono Award at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Annual Convention in November.
These are but a few examples of McManis Faulkner’s long-standing commitment to promoting diversity within the legal profession and the community at large. Best known for successfully trying cases, McManis Faulkner attributes much of its success to the diversity in perspectives and experiences that comes from working with and for people from all walks of life.