Pullman & Comley views diversity as a core value of our firm that informs and influences our office culture, our professional and personal relationships, and strengthens our approach to problem solving.  Our objective is to create and maintain diversity in our workplace.  We seek to foster understanding, acceptance and inclusiveness for the breadth of diversity that exists in our firm and the communities in which we live, including racial, gender, sexual orientation, religious and economic diversity.  We also respect and support our clients’ activities that further a commitment to diversity in each of these areas. 

Pullman & Comley training session with Connect Us Academy students.

Pullman & Comley strives to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society, enriching us with multiple perspectives and experiences that enhance both our strategies for our clients and our contributions to the legal profession and the greater community. 

Guiding Principles of Diversity at Pullman & Comley

Diversity is not a “statement.”  Inclusion is not a “concept.”  Being diverse is what we as a society are; being inclusive is what we should be.  That’s what Pullman & Comley LLC believes in, and that’s how we operate as a firm. We are committed to diversity and inclusion because it is simply the right thing to do.

In addition to our firm’s equal employment opportunity commitments, we embrace the following guiding principles to ensure that diversity and inclusion remain a core value of our firm:

Our commitment to diversity includes:

Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
George W. Crawford Black Bar Association
Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
South Asian Bar Association
Connecticut Italian-American Bar Association

In addition, as part of our commitment to employing outstanding lawyers, Pullman & Comley participates in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) coordinated by the UConn School of Law Center for Career Development. The focus of ECI is to offer 1L students from communities that have been traditionally underserved or whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented in a wide variety of representations and contexts the opportunity to interview with participating law firms in hopes of gaining employment as a summer associate. For more information on the firm’s participation in ECI, visit our Summer Program page.

Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Pullman & Comley was one of the original signatories of a six-year collective pledge (currently in its sixth year) that was signed at the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Summit to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within our firm and within the Connecticut legal community as a whole.

As part of the pledge, signed by nearly two dozen legal leaders in the state, the firm has agreed to fully participate in the CBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which provides benchmarking tools and implementation goals for the next few years and beyond. We are proud to be part of this evolutionary process that will have a positive impact on the just application of the law and strengthens the public’s trust in the administration of justice.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Members

You are invited to contact a DEI Committee member or email diversity@pullcom.com for more information.  We look forward to hearing from you.  The members of the DEI Committee are:


Jessica Grossarth Kennedy Headshot

As a Diversity Committee member, I strive to ensure that our actions consistently and continually emulate our inclusive nature as a firm.   As a gay woman, I now know that I could not have landed at a more accepting firm.  Our Diversity Committee has two overriding goals. One is to celebrate Pullman & Comley’s concrete commitment to an accepting, supportive and understanding organization. The second is to foster an environment that supports diversity by working with our clients, and attracting new clients, that consider inclusivity and diversity a key component to their businesses.” -Jessica Grossarth Kennedy

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