3 Dinsmore Partners Named to Lawyers of Color Power List
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s steadfast commitment to diversity has been rewarded again in 2020, this time with the inclusion of three members of the firm’s board of directors on Lawyers of Color’s fifth annual Power List, which recognizes the most influential minority attorneys and allies in the nation.
The list includes Diversity Committee Chair Marty Dunn, National Recruiting Committee Co-Chair Christian Gonzalez and Dinsmore Chairman and Managing Partner George Vincent, who made the list in the Allies category.
“I’m thrilled George is on the list this year, because he doesn’t always get the acknowledgment he deserves,” said Dunn, who also made the Power List in 2019. “George is passionate about diversity and genuine in his commitment. He makes it a core value of the firm, and he focuses on the substance of achieving diversity and inclusion, not just the cosmetics, which is not often the case in this industry.”
For Gonzalez, who is vice president of the Hispanic National Board Association (HNBA), the award is one of three in quick succession. In recent weeks, he was also named an HNBA Top Lawyer Under 40 and made Latino Leader Magazine’s Top Latino Lawyers of 2019 list.
“As a first generation Cuban American and first in my family to graduate college and continue to law school, I am humbled, honored and thankful to all who have helped me get to this level,” Gonzalez said.
Dunn described Gonzalez as a “rising star” not just at Dinsmore but in the legal profession at large.
“He’s an exceptional lawyer,” Dunn said. “He’s building a great body of work. He mentors young lawyers, and he generates a buzz of compliments, even when he’s not in the room. That is the true reflection of the quality of his efforts, dedication and reputation.”
Dinsmore’s three Power List honorees join a distinguished list of diverse attorneys recognized in recent months. Weeks ago, Alicia Bond-Lewis was elected to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital board of trustees. In January, J.T. Wilson III was named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) fellow and Govinda Davis was named an LCLD Pathfinder earlier this month. And last year, Dinsmore earned LCLD Top Performer status as a firm, and was also honored as a Diversity Leader in Lawyers of Color’s Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms.
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