Firm Culture & Inclusiveness

Firm Culture and Inclusiveness Initiatives

More than 30 years ago, at his former large firm, founding partner Bob Zupkus was the first partner to hire a female associate. When Bob and Rick later merged their practices, the commitment to inclusion and diversity continued. Motherhood, for example, was never considered a burden. Instead, Bob and Rick willingly accommodated attorneys with young children. Simply put, Bob and Rick did not want to lose valuable talent and skill which is so often the case in private practice. As the success of the practice grew, both Bob and Rick knew that they eventually wanted to pass the baton to a second generation comprised of Kristi Lush and Muliha Khan.

Today Zupkus & Angell is proud to have continued Bob and Rick’s legacy, committed to recruiting talented and intelligent employees regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. The end result is that ZA has created a truly inclusive work environment and does all it can to accommodate its diverse team, by offering non-traditional and flexible work schedules and by adopting a variety of novel inclusiveness initiatives which any one of our attorneys would be happy to discuss with you.

The focus at Zupkus & Angell above all is to provide excellent legal services to our clients. The philosophy behind our inclusiveness initiatives is that happy, valued employees will do excellent work. This unique approach to inclusiveness in the practice of law has proved to be very successful for ZA.

Embracing Bob and Rick’s “passing of the baton,” today Zupkus & Angell is proudly minority and women-owned and operated. To date, Zupkus & Angell has received the following recognition for its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness:

  • Certification by The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This certification is reserved only for those businesses that are majority owned and operated by women. Multi-part, rigorous screening had to be satisfied before certification was awarded.
  • ZA LAW was admitted into the Law Firm Affiliate Network of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), which acknowledges those law firms that are committed to advancing diversity in the legal profession.
  • The Denver Business Journal ranked ZA LAW one of the top-ten Denver-area law firms for minority attorneys.