by Amy Rombyer Tripp
The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg followed by the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as her replacement on the USSC demonstrates the importance Americans now place on including women in leadership roles in society, and especially in our legal system.
Of course, it hasn’t always been that way. The legal profession has a long history of male dominance. But that’s not true at Chalgian and Tripp.
When my male partner and I formed this firm nearly 20 years ago, there was never any question that this would be a firm in which I, and other women, would be owners and decision makers, and that our ideas would shape the direction the firm would take. I am more than proud that now, 8 offices and 26 lawyers later, Chalgian and Tripp has never wavered from that commitment. Today, 16 of our 28 attorneys are women, and women lawyers and nonlawyers fill many of the leadership roles in our firm.
While the battle for gender equality is far from over, we here at Chalgian and Tripp can hold ourselves out as an example of a law firm that succeeds, not just with, but because of female ownership, female leadership and gender equity.