Julie Harris Nelson Quoted in Daily Business Review Article on Diversity

February 1, 2018

ROIG Lawyers Miami Partner Julie Harris Nelson was quoted in Daily Business Review article Diversity in the Legal Profession Is a Great But Frustrating Goal.

The 85-attorney Roig Lawyers, which is known for its insurance defense litigation work, is a diversity exemplar in South Florida, leading in the top measures of diversity in a report published by the Daily Business Review last June.

The Deerfield Beach-based rm ranked highest in the percentage of female attorneys at 55 percent, female partners at 26 percent, female associates at 63 percent, minority attorneys at 44 percent and minority partners at 26 percent.

Roig attorney Julie Harris Nelson in Miami is a member of the Florida Bar’s diversity and inclusion committee. She said the firm has no diversity committee, but she credits the example and core values set by founding partner Fernando Roig.

“You have a lot of the individual attorneys that participate in many different organizations that have a goal of diversity and inclusion in mind,” said Nelson, an African-American partner in her ninth year at the rm. “We take pride in going out to the community, and we’re a part of the community.”

Diverse attorneys know they can expect to get high-level courtroom experience at the firm, she said.

“We are not afraid to show and express our diversity in the courtroom,” she said. “A lot of times, you will see many of our lawyers, female lawyers, in particular, going in and trying cases and arguing motions for summary judgment. That’s isn’t something that is delegated to just a small group of people.”