At Helsell Fetterman, we are committed to your cause.

At Helsell Fetterman, we know that achieving and maintaining diversity is key to providing businesses, organizations, and individuals with exceptional solutions to their legal problems.

We embrace our responsibility of maintaining a workplace of inclusion, recognizing that our clients are best served by a team of attorneys and staff that is as diverse as the world in which we practice. For this reason, we take great pride in having a collegial, informal, and entrepreneurial environment where people are encouraged to be themselves, learn from one another, voice their ideas, and chart their own paths.

Our Diversity Goals

  • Promotion of diversity awareness within our firm and in the community.
  • Community involvement and outreach.
  • Diversity hiring and retention on staff and attorney levels.

Community Participation

  • Helsell Fetterman is a 2010 Gold Sponsor of the Statewide Diversity Conference and the King County Bar Association Martin Luther King, Jr. Lunch.
  • Helsell Fetterman sponsors the 2010 QLaw Banquet.
  • Three lawyers and one staff member participate in the Future of the Law Institute, providing ongoing mentorship to high school student considering careers in law. Helsell Fetterman also hired a FLI high school intern.
  • Helsell Fetterman is a Gold Sponsor of the Statewide Diversity Conference.
  • Four lawyers and one staff member participate in the Future of the Law Institute. One summer high school intern is hired through the program.
  • Helsell Fetterman attorneys and staff join together with Habitat for Humanity and their AmeriCorp volunteers to work on the construction of a home in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle.
  • Our firm sponsors the Fifth Annual Spring Breakfast of the Austin Foundation, an organization devoted to promoting health and fitness for youths in communities where that need is greatest.
  • Helsell Fetterman sponsors the 2009 QLaw Banquet and the Latina/o Banquet.
  • Our firm participates in the 2009 Asian Counseling and Referral Service Walk for Rice.
  • Helsell Fetterman team members volunteer at a Guest Chef Night at FareStart in December.
  • Helsell Fetterman participates in the 2008 Washington Minority Bar Association Statewide Diversity Conference.
  • Our firm places Youthforce student participants in positions in our firm.
  • Helsell Fetterman sponsors the Asian Bar Association of Washington Scholarship Dinner, the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington Annual Dinner, the QLaw FallTacular and the QLaw Banquet.
  • Our firm sponsors the Lambda Legal Garden Party, the Northwest Women’s Law Center’s Annual Dinner, the Human Rights Campaign Dinner, and the YouthForce fundraising dinner.
  • A team of volunteer walkers raises money in the 2008 Asian Counseling and Referral Service Walk for Rice.
  • Helsell Fetterman provides sponsorship to the Loren Miller Bar Association Burton Scholarship Dinner.
  • A group from Helsell Fetterman volunteers for one of the 2008 FareStart Guest Chef Nights.
  • Helsell Fetterman sponsors the 2008 Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle Lunch Conference.


In 2010 and 2008, Helsell Fetterman was recognized as one on the top three law firms in the state for diversity efforts by the Minority Bar Associations of Washington Joint Committee on Law Firm Diversity. The biennial survey, sent to the top fifty firms in the state, identifies firms that support overall diversity through hard factors such as demographics and soft factors such as diversity programs.

In October 2008, Helsell Fetterman, LLP was recognized by the Puget Sound Association of Legal Administrators with their Achievements in Diversity Award for firms with fewer than fifty attorneys.

Associations & Memberships

  • Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • We are a founding sponsor of QLaw, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington


When surveyed, the attorneys and staff of Helsell Fetterman shared information about their personal volunteer activities. Within our firm there are people volunteering at the following organizations:

  • YMCA
  • Washington Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Boy Scouts
  • Little League
  • United Way
  • Goodwill
  • Compass Center
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater
  • Folklife Festival
  • Music Center of the Northwest
  • FareStart
  • Masonic Organizations
  • Various arts organizations, youth groups, churches and community centers
  • Companis

We are pleased to know that Helsell Fetterman is made up of individuals who are dedicated to volunteerism and community outreach.

Landmark Diversity Case

In 2004, Helsell Fetterman collaborated with Lambda Legal and Northwest Women’s Law Center on Andersen v. King County, an important case regarding the legality of same sex marriage. It was a contribution of time, energy and resources that we were proud to make in the furtherance of the recognition of equal rights.

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