MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Chambers USA has shortlisted Marilyn McClure-Demers, a 1991 WVU Law graduate, for its 2019 Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year award.
The Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year award recognizes a general counsel who has shown dedication and commitment to gender diversity programs and/or taken an active role in organizing events and/or discussions to further the advancement of women in the law.
Just 11 lawyers nationally are shortlisted for the 2019 award. The winner will be announced on June 6 at a ceremony in San Francisco.
"To be shortlisted by Chambers means you are a true diversity and inclusion pioneer for the legal profession," said GregoryBowman, dean of the College of Law. “We are proud of Marilyn and inspired by her work.”
McClure-Demers is vice president and associate general counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. She has been engaged in fostering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession throughout her career.
Her efforts include being active in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization dedicated to creating opportunities for minority law students. She has spearheaded WVU Law’s successful participation in LCLD.
Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States.
Photo of Marilyn McClure-Demers by Columbus Headshots.