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Warner Norcross receives Racial Justice Unity Award

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has received the Racial Justice Unity Award in recognition of the firm’s diversity initiatives.

Council 354 of the Knights of Peter Claver, the largest predominantly African-American organization within the Catholic Church, and the KPC Ladies Auxiliary presented the award to the law firm during a recent program. Warner Norcross was specifically recognized for its participation in the Institute for Healing Racism, its certification as a Full Partner by the Partners for a Racism Free Community and its commitment to reporting progress each year through its Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report.

Past recipients of the award have included Grand Rapids City Commissioner Elias Lumpkins, the Rev. David May, The Grand Rapids Times, Faye Richardson of Steelcase, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell and Cascade Engineering, among others.

The Knights of Peter Claver are named for St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who ministered to African slaves in Colombia.

Warner Norcross & Judd has more than 220 attorneys practicing in six offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, Muskegon, Southfield and Sterling Heights. The firm has more than 75 practice groups that work in virtually all areas of business and civil law. To learn more, visit www.wnj.com.