We Have Always Made Diversity a Priority
Our firm has always strived to provide a work environment where diversity is encouraged. Not only does a diverse culture benefit us as members of society, it also benefits our clients and the entire legal community. We are proud to announce that our firm has achieved Mansfield Certification following an 18-month diversity audit. The Mansfield Certification recognizes the structural changes and actions we have taken to diversify leadership in our firm by broadening the slate of talent considered for internal leadership roles and increasing transparency with written and accessible advancement processes and role descriptions. The goal of Mansfield is to increase and sustain diversity in law firm leadership through a science-driven method that embeds accountability, transparency, and knowledge sharing into our talent practices. We know that with diverse leadership comes more inclusive and equitable decisions that reflect the needs of our diverse workforce for the benefit of our talent and clients. Mansfield aims to increase and sustain diversity in leadership within firms by expanding the pool of women lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers with disabilities, and underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers considered for firm governance roles, equity partner promotions, client pitches, Chambers awards, and more. #Mansfield #MansfieldRule #DiversityLab #MidsizeMansfield
WACHP Announces Matt Hurst as a Partner
WACHP is pleased to announce that its has name Matt Hurst as a partner.
WACHP Adds Ben Harbin as Partner
WACHP is pleased to announce that it has named Ben Harbin as partner.
WACHP Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers in America
Please join us in congratulating Rakhi McNeill, Alexandra Svoboda, Casey Brown, Andrew Panella, Daniel Prout, Jr, and Jonathan Adelman on being recognized by their peers for the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America. This distinction is provided to those who rank among the top 5% of private practice attorneys nationwide.
Ashley Rice to Moderate Atlanta Bar Association Panel on February 11, 2022
Our firm has always been at the forefront of tackling the legal, factual, and discovery issues relating to medical funding companies, both on the trial/appellate and legislative fronts. Georgia’s collateral source rule, Georgia’s very low bar for admitting medical bills into evidence, and Georgia’s lack of regulation has provided fertile ground for medical funding companies. Please join our partner Ashley Rice as she moderates an Atlanta Bar Association panel on these issues on February 11, 2022, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (Link: Litigation Section Zoom Breakfast – Atlanta Bar CLE Calendar)
Hilliard Castilla has been Sworn in as Judge Pro Tem
WACHP congratulates our partner, Hilliard Castilla, on being sworn in as Judge Pro Tem for the State Court of Fayette County. Hilliard will continue practicing with our firm while serving the fine citizens of Fayette County.
WACHP is Proud to Participate in 2021 Legal Food Frenzy
Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout is a proud participant of the 2021 Legal Food Frenzy benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We are thrilled to accept donations in any amount to our team’s efforts. Please visit our firm’s team page: https://www.classy.org/team/352444
WACHP is proud to announce the members of its 2021 Diversity Committee
The members of the committee are Ashley Rice, Rakhi McNeill, Brian McCarthy and Marcia Freeman. Diversity Members Announcement
Rakhi McNeill has been nominated to the Board of the CLM Greater Atlanta Chapter
Congratulations Rakhi McNeill for being nominated to the Board of the CLM Greater Atlanta Chapter. She has been named the director of events. We look forward to attending any future events that Ms. McNeill organizes.
Congratulations to Hilliard Castilla
Hilliard Castilla has been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which is associated with the ABA. This is a significant honor which only 1% of lawyers receive. The award is a sign of extraordinary leadership in the legal community. Only a select few are even nominated. Congrats Hilliard!