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Posted June 2nd, 2018 in Top Stories

Nilan Johnson Lewis Named a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

MINNEAPOLIS (June 2018) – Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL) is proud to announce that it has again been named to Law 360’s “Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” list, a ranking published as part of the news organization’s annual Glass Ceiling report. The firm placed No. 18 among U.S. legal services firms employing at least 20 but fewer than 150 lawyers.

At the time of the firm’s award submission, 37 percent of its shareholders (partners) and 43 percent of its attorneys were female, far exceeding the national averages of less than 23 percent of partners and just over 33 percent of all private attorneys being women.[1] In addition, women comprise 60 percent of NJL’s board, and three of the firm’s five practice groups are chaired by women.

“We’re very pleased to be named to this list again, which confirms our ongoing commitment to provide our clients with diverse talent and insights,” said Stephen Warch, president of Nilan Johnson Lewis. “We’re privileged to have so many exceptional women – not only among our attorneys but also our staff – contributing to our success.”

This is the third time NJL has been named to Law360’s list of top firms for female attorneys. To tally its list, Law360 collects data directly from law firms at the beginning of each calendar year and omits any firms with below-average female representation at any level of seniority. Remaining firms are then ranked according to the percentage of female non-partners and female partners at the firm. The full 2018 Glass Ceiling Report and rankings can be found at

In addition to its repeat appearances in Law360’s list, Nilan Johnson Lewis has been honored three times by Minnesota Women Lawyers, receiving its prestigious leadership award in 2001, 2010 and 2016 for work enhancing the status, influence and effectiveness of female attorneys. Over the course of the professional association’s 25-year history, no other firm has received the leadership award as often.

About Nilan Johnson Lewis

Founded in 1996, Nilan Johnson Lewis ( has built a practice grounded in excellence and value. Through its Total Partnership approach to client relationships, Nilan Johnson Lewis delivers exceptional results for its clients’ businesses. The firm focuses on five areas of law: labor and employment, product liability/mass tort litigation, health care, business litigation and corporate and transactional services.


[1] According to data from the National Association of Legal Placement and Law360, respectively.

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