Skip to main content

Hanson Bridgett Ranked on The National Law Journal's Women in Law Scoreboard

July 7, 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett has been ranked #3 on The National Law Journal's annual Women in Law Scoreboard, which ranks the largest U.S. law firms by representation of women attorneys. The rankings are calculated by adding each firm's percentage of total women lawyers with the percentage of women partners. This is a jump from our previous ranking of #9. The NLJ praises Hanson Bridgett for its work "to invest in leadership training, business development and mentorship for women, including women of color."

Kristina Lawson, Hanson Bridgett's Managing Partner-Elect, states, “I take great pride in Hanson Bridgett's commitment to advancing our talented women attorneys' careers. I joined Hanson Bridgett in 2017 because its leaders were uniquely dedicated to enhancing opportunities for women in our profession. While we still have more work to do, I'm pleased that the NLJ has recognized Hanson Bridgett for our successes."

Hanson Bridgett prides themselves on the efforts of their Women’s Impact Network (HBWIN) and Diversity and Inclusion Network for their focus on recruitment, retention and advancement of women and minority attorneys, thrive to be a center of legal excellence, and dedication to a culture of inclusion, awareness, and acceptance. It is an honor to provide mentorships and support to women law students and attorneys as they advance through their careers.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 175 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay, and Los Angeles. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, and also include a number of public agencies in California. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at

Hanson Bridgett is a dedicated supporter of diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to diversity begins with the recruitment of our workforce. Currently, our firm's attorneys consist of 47% women, 27% people of color, and 4% self-identified LGBTQI+people. Moreover, our firm's partners are 40% women, 21% people of color, and 6% self-identified LGBTQI+.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

For media inquiries contact:

John J. Buchanan
Chief Marketing Officer
Hanson Bridgett LLP