We are not finished, but we are very proud of the progress we have made to reflect our community.
* Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
Our DEI Commitment
Helsell Fetterman condemns and denounces hate and abhorrent language and behaviors intended to harm any member of our community on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, expression, age, national origin (ancestry), immigration status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status. We are firmly committed to peace, justice, civil discourse, social-emotional support and respect for all.
But actions speak louder than words...
Helsell Fetterman commits to do the hard and necessary work to eradicate racism, confront bias, and achieve justice. See our Antiracism Commitment here.
Our hearts and thoughts are with George Floyd’s family. They have suffered an immeasurable loss that cannot be undone. We hope the verdict, in some small way, helps to alleviate some of their pain.
The verdict is a step toward accountability and fairness in our country. However, justice does not begin and end at the courthouse door and there is still much work to do.
The Helsell Fetterman Fellowship
Helsell Fetterman has created a fellowship for fostering diversity, and for over 10 years, we have provided young attorneys an entry into the practice of law. We strive to uplift diverse voices, communities of color, and those who have been disadvantaged by allowing employees the opportunity to participate in peaceful protests, and by providing them with resources to find and donate to organizations that support disadvantaged communities, buy from Black and minority-owned businesses, and frequent minority-owned restaurants. Our firm strives to do business with minority owned businesses and business who support our values and commitment.
Despite being recognized multiple times as one of the top three diverse law firms in Washington State, we will continue to be intentional about making Helsell Fetterman a diverse, inclusive and welcoming law firm. Today, our attorneys and staff members are more diverse than we have ever been.
Helsell Fetterman Spotlight
Each month, Helsell Fetterman celebrates a local, minority-owned business, highlighting the amazing people within our community.
The July 2021 Spotlight is not just on a restaurant, but on a “food experience.” That’s what you get at the Harbor Café in downtown Seattle.
Chef Rut (Chef Panrat Poladitmontri) and Judy Lew are the restaurant owners as well as professional food consultants and travel guides. Early in his career, Chef Rut combined his love of food with travel. As part of Starquest Expeditions’ private jet travel program, he traveled all over the world, from the US, to Asia to the remote Islands of the Pacific (including Easter Island), and developed menus with local ingredients. Since then, Chef Rut and Judy Lew have authored many cookbooks including, Thailand the Beautiful Cookbook, Enjoy Chinese Cuisine, Dim Sum Appetizers and Light Meals, and the Lemon Grass Cookbook.
Chef Rut hosts food-inspired travel tours around the world, with cooking classes included, customized for each group. When not travelling, he’s often found giving local classes in plate and menu design as well as running the Harbor Café. Chef Rut proudly boats that The Harbor Café in downtown Seattle is “where the flavors of the world come together.”
Other Businesses showcased:
Pot Pie Factory
Boon Boona Coffee