COSTA MESA, Calif., June 30, 2014, Allina Hightower, an associate at Rutan & Tucker, LLP has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List. This list recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. Rutan & Tucker, LLP is very pleased to have Allina named to this exceptional group. Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color’s Hot List 2014 Issue (July 2014). The Western Region honorees will also be honored at a reception on July 23rd.
Ms. Hightower’s practice involves a variety of business and civil litigation matters, including contract litigation, securities and investments, landlord/tenant disputes, real property litigation, unfair competition, business, corporate and partnership disputes, and business and commercial litigation. Ms. Hightower actively supports diversity through her service on Rutan’s Diversity Committee. Additionally, Ms. Hightower firmly believes in helping, through pro bono work, those individuals who are unable to afford legal representation. Specifically, Ms. Hightower has been involved with the Public Law Center by providing representation to clients in familial disputes and refugees seeking asylum in the United States.
The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.
Lawyers of Color was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Their company provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to clients. With a core readership of 35,000, nearly 200,000 unique blog visitors, and nearly 4,000 followers and fans, they have the largest social media presence of any minority legal organization.
About Rutan & Tucker LLP
With offices in Costa Mesa and Palo Alto, Rutan & Tucker is California’s largest full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County, California. Primary practice areas include municipal and government agency law, land use law, business and real estate litigation, corporate and securities law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, real estate, bankruptcy, condemnation and property valuation, environmental law, and taxation and estate planning. Detailed information about the firm is available at www.rutan.com.