Our Firm: Overview

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell is a litigation boutique founded in 1981 by a group of attorneys who believed -- and continue to believe -- that smaller is smarter. Free from the bureaucratic and economic burdens of a supersize law firm, we can listen to our clients more attentively, think more creatively, and act more nimbly.

Our relationships with clients, whether individual or corporate, are personal: trust builds from year to year as matters are smoothly managed and disputes brought to satisfactory resolution. We represent Fortune 500 companies, private corporations and partnerships, start-ups, non-profits, government entities, family trusts, and individuals throughout California and across the United States.

Diversity Statement

Rogers Joseph O’Donnell believes strongly in the value of diversity and is dedicated to recruiting, promoting and maintaining diversity within our law firm.  We recognize that individuals representing diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhance our working environment and improve the quality of our service to our clients.

Our commitment to diversity is reflected in our traditions.  In 1981, at a time when there were very few women partners in San Francisco law firms, three of the firm’s ten founding partners were women.  We have continued to hire and promote women and men of diverse backgrounds to leadership roles within the firm.

We participate in a number of outreach efforts including recruiting receptions for minority attorneys, panel discussion and presentations at organizations for minority attorneys, and individual mentoring.  We are signatories to the Bar Association of San Francisco’s No Glass Ceiling Initiative and to the Goals and Timetables for Minority Hiring and Advancement.

We have developed policies and practices that support our dedication to recruiting, promoting and maintaining a diverse workforce, such as part-time options, sabbaticals, paid maternity and paternity leaves, and personal leaves.  In 2004, the American Psychological Association (“APA”) awarded Rogers Joseph O’Donnell and 14 other companies the APA’s first “Psychologically Healthy Workplace” award.  Rogers Joseph O’Donnell was the only law firm to receive this award, which recognizes companies that demonstrate innovative programs and policies designed to foster a healthy work atmosphere.

As a result of our efforts, we provide an enriched environment for our employees who reflect the diversity of our community.  Indeed, our diverse group of attorneys and staff offer our clients language proficiency in Cantonese, French, Mandarin, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.