Thomas N. Griffin III
Location: Charlotte, NC
In a people-focused and relationship-driven business such as Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, culture is everything, says Thomas N. Griffin III. That philosophy extends to clients, the community and employees alike, and includes diversity as a crucial aspect. Parker Poe has a diversity committee dedicated to improving internal diversity, but it also makes efforts to engage and encourage minority students within the community to pursue the legal profession. The firm’s work has included funding scholarships for aspiring attorneys. Internally, employees benefit from flexible schedules, quarterly wellness reimbursements and fun activities like spirit days and holiday parties. These efforts are headed up by Parker Poe’s Q Council, which is dedicated to engaging staff members across all seven of the firm’s office locations.
“From our mail room to our board room, and even among our clients, we build and guard a common set of deeply rooted values.”