Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Member Martha Charepoo has received Missouri Lawyers Media 2019 Diversity & Inclusion recognition. This is the second year Missouri Lawyers Media has recognized attorneys, firms and organizations for efforts to advance diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all.
Charepoo is the Chair of Baker Sterchi’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, where she has been leading the firm’s efforts to better align with American Bar Association Resolution 113 to promote diversity in the legal profession, as well as working to attract and retain diverse talent, and provide diversity related programming and activities for the firm’s attorneys and staff.
“To me, diversity and inclusion is about feeling at home wherever you go. In the legal profession, it’s about creating an environment in which diverse legal professionals feel free to pursue and flourish in a legal career and diverse clients feel they have equal access to legal services. This means doing what it takes individually and as an organization to support real change at the level of culture so that the vision of unity in diversity can be realized in the way we practice law and consume legal services.” said Charepoo.
Charepoo is also a current Fellow of the Legal Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Founded in 2009, LCLD is an organization of more than 300 Members who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms, united by their commitment to creating a truly diverse legal profession.
Earlier this year Charepoo was promoted to Member status at the firm. Located in the firm’s St. Louis office, she focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, fraud and unfair trade practices, insurance coverage, subrogation, insurance bad faith litigation, product liability defense, and general liability.
Missouri Lawyers Media 2019 Diversity & Inclusion honorees will be recognized at an event at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis, Missouri on August 9.
Attorneys: Martha Charepoo