Lawyers of Color Celebrates Diversity & Recognizes Stinson Attorneys in Annual Lists
Stinson LLP Partner Adine Momoh and Phoenix Office Managing Partner Lonnie Williams Jr. have been named to the Lawyers of Color "Nation's Best" list within the inaugural Law Firm Leaders issue.
"Our mission over the years has been to identify and champion minority attorneys," Lawyers of Color President & Executive Director Yolanda Young said. "The Law Firm Leaders issue is a huge step in that direction as it provides in-house counsel with a ready directory of attorneys of African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American descent who are legal experts, as well as decision-makers within their law firms."
In addition, Stinson attorneys Khylil Chestnut and Renee Henson were named to the Lawyers of Color "Hot List," recognizing early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession.
Lawyers of Color is a 501(c)(3) devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equity in marginalized communities. Lawyers of Color aims to celebrate attorneys of color and conduct research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.
Momoh is a nationally recognized trial attorney and bankruptcy attorney, defending complex business and commercial litigation matters for securities, banking, estates and trust clients, and resolving creditors' rights and bankruptcy cases in state and federal courts nationwide. Momoh co-chairs the firm’s Estates and Trusts Litigation Group, where she leverages her experience in estates and trusts litigation and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights to provide sophisticated advice and advocacy when disputes arise involving wealth management, wealth transfer and tax strategy.
Williams is a nationally recognized trial attorney, defending clients in all aspects of their businesses in courts throughout the United States. He focuses his practice on representing large companies in discrimination lawsuits and in intellectual property cases. Williams' exceptional commitment to understanding his client's businesses and prioritizing his client's goals makes him a trusted advisor and counselor, and his track record of success with judges, juries and arbitrators across the country gives him an edge in the courtroom and in other settings.
Bringing passion and enthusiasm to real estate community development projects, Chestnut advises on transactions that utilize a variety of funding sources including tax credits, representing the investor of a community development entity in transactions that utilize federal and state historic tax credits and federal and state new markets tax credits transactions.
Henson's drive for excellence and unparalleled dedication to her work are demonstrated in her zealous advocacy and commitment to client satisfaction. She works with a broad array of clients, including manufacturers, distributers, commercial liability insurers and industrial commodity merchandisers, representing them in matters relating to general business litigation, trademark and copyright infringement and products liability actions.