Jeffrey Samel & Partners is proud of its status as a minority-owned law firm, on the basis of the congenital disability of its founding partner. We have been certified by the New York City Transit Authority and its sister agencies as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and we have recently been recognized by The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) through its Law Firm Affiliate Network. MCCA was created to acknowledge and assist law firms that are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Our firm’s long-standing commitment to diversity has resulted not only in an unparalleled ability to understand our clients’ needs and to come up with novel solutions, but also in an unsurpassed record before judges and juries who come from a similarly wide-ranging set of backgrounds.
Simply put, we believe that diversity in the workplace adds to the quality of the legal services we offer to our clients. Because we draw from different experiences and perspectives, we are able to provide all-inclusive strategies that resonate with a broader spectrum of judges and jurors. At the same time, our commitment to diversity has allowed us to be more responsive to our clients’ needs.
Jeffrey Samel & Partners recruits and hires the most talented individuals to add to our staff. In addition to the standard indicia of law school and rank, we consider a candidate’s history of accomplishments, obstacles overcome, and motivation. Such focus has resulted in the hiring and promotion of a talented and diverse workforce, many of whom have remained part of our law firm family for over one or two decades.
Our law firm does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected classification pursuant to federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment opportunity practices extend through all aspects of the law firm’s hiring, retention and promotion of both its professional and support staff.