Our Firm

“Law firm diversity breeds new ideas, fresh vision, empowerment, awareness, and internal pride.”

Paul M. Finamore, Partner

Commitment to Diversity

At Niles Barton, we understand and appreciate the differences in our workforce and utilize those differences to enhance our ability as legal professionals to communicate and solve problems unique to our clients. Diversity, as we define it, encompasses all persons regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, as well as educational or professional backgrounds.

We engage in outreach to ensure that we portray the legal profession in a manner appealing to all persons. We also take initiatives to hire, retain and promote individuals of all backgrounds.

Our Hiring Committee actively engages with a diverse pool of applicants, including men and women of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Hiring Committee actively seek to diversify our applicant pool.

Our Women’s Committee. At Niles Barton, we understand that there are issues unique to women in the workplace, whether those issues involve our attorneys or our clients. As a part of the firm’s commitment to diversity, our Women’s Committee endeavors to provide female attorneys with the skills to become successful through mentoring, intensive training and continuing legal education geared toward women in law. Externally, our Women’s Committee focuses its networking efforts on other women in the workforce through social and educational events that are unique and address distinct issues facing professional women.

Baltimore City Youth Programs. The firm has supported Baltimore City schools in programs through the CollegeBound Foundation, Community Law in Action (CLIA) and LawLinks to provide opportunities that encourage students with diverse backgrounds to consider law as a career.

Minority attorneys are encouraged to pursue positions of leadership inside and outside of the Firm. The firm’s Hiring Committee includes minority and female lawyers. Our female attorneys sit on many committees that are unique to their area of law, which include the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc, Baltimore Metro Chapter, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland, and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to name a few. The firm supports sponsorship and attorney participation in minority bar associations and affinity group events in the region.

Our policies, including leave and part-time employment, encourage individual professionals to make the best decisions for themselves and their families and are designed to promote retention.

All applicants for employment and all employees are treated in all respects on the basis of their merit and qualifications, and without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.