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CSR, Diversity and Inclusion

Bell Nunnally Diversity & Inclusion

BELL NUNNALLY, Dallas - United States
06 Apr 2022


Bell Nunnally is dedicated to promoting a more diverse and inclusive culture, in which appreciation and respect for individual differences informs every aspect of our firm.

Individual differences include differences in race/ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, background, experience and other individual characteristics. The firm, led by its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, strives to ensure that Bell Nunnally is as diverse as our community and the clients we serve.

Bell Nunnally resolves to accomplish its mission by adhering to the following principles:

  • The firm values diversity and recognizes the importance of individual differences when hiring and retaining attorneys. 
  • Each lawyer takes a different path to success.
  • The firm empowers and supports our lawyers in the advancement of their professional goals.

A more diverse Bell Nunnally will better serve its clients by marshalling the wealth of perspectives and experiences that our attorneys bring to their counseling and advocacy. By adhering to the principles above, the firm also strives to improve the profession by supporting diversity in the legal community overall.


Bell Nunnally has been a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) since 2017. The organization is comprised of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to building a more open and diverse legal profession.

In 2021, Bell Nunnally was named a “Compass Award” winner by LCLD. The Compass Award recognizes individuals and organizations that fulfill the following requirements in a single calendar year:

  • Member attendance at the 2020 LCLD Annual Membership Meeting and/or Member attendance at a 2021 Leadership Summit and/or submission of a Leader’s Pledge.
  • Participation in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs.
  • Participation in an LCLD Pipeline program (the 1L Scholars program or the Success in Law School Mentoring Program).

LCLD “Fellows Program” members are mid-career professionals who have been nominated by their company or law firm’s executive members in recognition of strong past performance and leadership. The “Fellow” year focuses on relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects and extensive contact with LCLD’s leadership. Bell Nunnally has sent one mid-career professional each year to participate in the Fellows Program since joining.

LCLD “Pathfinder Program” members are early career attorneys, also nominated by their company or organization, who have three-to-five years of practice experience. The initiative aims to arm its set of diverse, high-potential professionals with practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks. The “Pathfinder Program” focuses on relationship building, foundational leadership instruction and career development activities. Bell Nunnally has sent two early career attorneys a year to participate in the Pathfinder Program.


Bell Nunnally has signed the Texas Competes pledge. Texas Competes’ mission is to provide a unified voice for the Texas business community on the clear economic and business case for a Texas that offers fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. That unified voice takes the form of the Texas Competes pledge. This pledge creates an opportunity for business leaders to clarify their shared economic interests in a fair and welcoming Texas for LGBT people.


Bell Nunnally is the Presenting Sponsor for the Dallas Business Journal Leaders in Diversity Awards. These awards honor leaders and decision-makers of diverse ethnic backgrounds with a track-record of excelling in advocating for others in their communities and workplaces.

About Bell Nunnally

Founded in 1980, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP is a premier full-service law firm located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. With over 60 attorneys, we are recognized among the 25 largest firms in North Texas, and among the 60 largest firms in Texas.

Providing transactional and litigation services to a national and international client base ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Bell Nunnally has attorneys experienced in a full range of business matters including litigation, real estate, commercial finance, corporate and securities, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, health care, immigration, intellectual property, appeals, entertainment, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense.