At Nelson Hardiman, we embrace diversity and a culture of inclusion, not only because we recognize the value in each other and our varied experiences, but because we understand that by fostering diversity, and the uniqueness of different insights and talents, we are better able to provide the positive outcomes that our clients deserve.  We created a Diversity and Inclusion Committee that meets monthly to promote these goals and continually work towards the firm’s stated mission.

Mission Statement

Nelson Hardiman recognizes that collective strength requires diverse perspectives and backgrounds and is committed to a working environment that values differences, ensures equality, and empowers our entire team to succeed.  We strive to attract, retain, promote, and share leadership with a diverse team of individuals that is best equipped to face the challenges and meet the needs of all our healthcare clients and the industry as a whole.

Development and Retention

Fostering an engaging, zealous, and successful environment among our attorneys is essential to our development and retention efforts.  Nelson Hardiman provides the following range of resources to ensure that its attorneys build on their common values and goals and are able to create advantage and strength from their differences:

Mentoring:  Our mentoring program is designed to advance communication and a sense of community, increase each attorney’s legal expertise in all aspects of the healthcare field, and encourage thoughtful analysis and development of innovative ideas.

Training, Education, and Resources:  Nelson Hardiman invests in the long-term career development of its attorneys and ensures that each attorney has a fair and equal opportunity to thrive within the firm.

Work-Life Balance:  The firm is committed to promoting a work-life balance for its attorneys and staff, including accommodating special needs and flexible work schedules.


Nelson Hardiman seeks to recruit a diverse workforce, enhancing our ability to serve the needs of our healthcare clients and creating a more dynamic workplace for all of our attorneys.  Our recruitment efforts reinforce the firm’s ongoing commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment aligned with our stated mission.  We recruit attorneys representing an array of ethnicities, backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

Initiatives and Outreach

Nelson Hardiman steadfastly supports and encourages its attorneys’ participation and leadership in professional and community-based diversity organizations.  Our attorneys are members of, and/or the firm supports, local and national organizations, including:

  • Women in Health Administration of Southern California
  • Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • ProVisors Women’s Affinity Group
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
  • Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment
  • Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County
  • Iranian American Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
  • Brazilian American Lawyers Association

Nelson Hardiman ranked in the Top 10 (#9) nationally for Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys (20-149 Lawyers) by Law360.

For additional information about the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, please contact Committee Chair Jonathan Radke at