Spotlight On: Women of Eastman & Smith Ltd.


The Women of Eastman & Smith (WES) is a professional development initiative. The mission of WES is to further attract and retain talented women attorneys, foster successful client relationships and promote leadership within the firm and community.

Through work sessions on client development, presentations on internal policies and expectations , mentorship and community involvement, WES members work collaboratively to identify and address issues of importance to women lawyers.

In 2008, WES established the first Northwest Ohio chapter of Shoes That Fit, a national charitable organization that collects new shoes for distribution to school children. After a firm-wide shoe drive, fifty-five pairs of new shoes were delivered to a local Toledo school.

WES members have been acknowledged for their personal and professional contributions in many ways, including as: members of the OSBA Fellows Classes; "Rising Stars" by Ohio Super Lawyers; 20 Under 40 Leadership Awards; writers or contributing editors for local, professional and trade publications in education, labor, employment, and trusts and estates and as active leaders, speakers, board members and volunteers for their communities. In 2006, Eastman & Smith was a recipient of the Ohio Women Bar Association's Family Friendly Award.