Diversity

Our strength lies

in our differences.

Our
Perspective
Collins Einhorn Farrell adheres to a strict policy against discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. The goal is a collegial and respectful work-related environment with respect and dignity for everyone.
Age
We have experienced firsthand that excellence has no age requirements; what matters to us is competence, hard-work, and collaboration. Collins Einhorn has a robust variety of team members, ranging from students and recent grads, established professionals, and post-retirees. Regardless of where you land in the generational spectrum, you are considered an equally valuable part of our team with a perspective worthy of being heard.
Disability
At Collins Einhorn, we focus on the talents and abilities of our team members, not their limitations. Individuals with disabilities will be considered for employment and accommodated pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (MPWDCR).
Gender
At Collins Einhorn, everyone possesses equal opportunities regardless of gender. The proof: 47% of our firm leadership (partners, shareholders, and administrative management) are female. This includes our CEO and co-managing partner, Theresa Asoklis. We believe that our gender-diverse team is a valuable asset, and we compensate our employees as such, ensuring equal pay and professional development opportunities.
Race,
Religion,
& Ethnicity
Racial, ethnic, and religious diversity in our firm enriches our daily environment. Diversity not only improves our company culture but also provides us with the multicultural perspective needed to provide the best service to our clients.
Military
Veterans
Whether you are currently transitioning into a civilian career or served in the past, military training and experience are highly valued for their ability to promote strong discipline, teamwork, problem-solving skills, and leadership. At Collins Einhorn, we believe the knowledge you've obtained serving our country can translate into a fulfilling career as part of our team.
Family &
Lifestyle
At Collins Einhorn, we believe that it is critical to provide our team with the resources and schedule flexibility they need to maintain balance in their life outside work. Our family-friendly benefits include flex-time, half-day Fridays in the summer, and a generous parental leave policy.
Identity
Being yourself is not something you should have to compromise as you build a career. The Firm prohibits discrimination and/ or harassment of employees or candidates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Students
Collins Einhorn Farrell encourages students from every social and economic background to consider a career in the legal profession. We strive to support these students in the realization of their full potential. Our approach to diversity is an investment in the future of our practice and in the broader legal profession.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Collins Einhorn Farrell P.C.

As lawyers, we take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, which provides protection from discrimination on the basis of race, alienage, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. The Lawyer’s Oath also requires that a lawyer never reject the cause of the defenseless or oppressed. The duty to uphold these principles reaches beyond moral and ethical considerations. It is a responsibility entrusted to us upon admission to practice law.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion seeks to advance and protect those members of our firm and our community who are protected by the Constitution. And it extends to qualities like gender identity, marital and familial status, and socioeconomic background.

Diversity is being composed of differing qualities and characteristics. Equity is recognition that the needs of individuals vary because of diverse characteristics. Inclusion is the respect and recognition of diverse individuals as valuable members of a group.

Fostering these values requires the recruitment and growth of people with diverse backgrounds and personal situations—people whose experiences lead to different perspectives. This diversity of thought benefits our employees, our clients, and our profession as a whole.

These principles can change traditional mindsets and improve the trajectory of our legal profession. We recognize that upholding these values requires deliberate action and mindful leadership. Our firm implements these principles through the following actions:


Community Partnership:

Each year, the firm partners with various non-profit organizations and hosts firm-sponsored events to contribute time and money to advance the goals of local and national organizations.


Women Lawyers Affinity Group:

This group seeks to provide mentorship through stories, articles, and events specifically for women lawyers.


Employee Time:

Lawyers are encouraged to dedicate time to activities focused on furthering the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The time spent is considered part of the lawyer’s billable hours.


Internal Training:

The firm is conducting internal training to promote awareness and address implicit bias.


Anti-Discrimination Policies:

The firm adheres to strict written policies against discrimination.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Kellie L. Howard-Goudy
Chair

Kari L. Melkonian
Co-Chair

Patrick D. Crandell
Financial Investment & Monetary Allocation

Lynn B. Sholander
Marketing & Communications

Mary C. Aretha
Policy & Compliance

Trent B. Collier
Recruitment, Retention, & Promotion

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