Diversity isn’t an aspiration at McClain & Canoy. It’s why we exist. Before we started our firm, we were happily employed, doing satisfying work with great clients. But those clients had an unmet need. And we had an unattained vision. Our clients wanted to send more of their work to firms owned and run by under-represented professionals. We wanted to see more a more diverse and inclusive legal community.

With these ambitions in mind, we established McClain & Canoy. And with these ambitions at our core, we've maintained a strong, passionate team of attorneys dedicated to delivering high-quality results to our amazing clients.

Our goal is to:

  • Reflect the diversity of our clients, our clients’ clients and their communities.
  • Create opportunities for skilled lawyers from every background.
  • Advance minorities, women, parents and caregivers in the legal profession.

The diverse life experiences, perspectives and cultures of our team enhance the quality of our services and enable our firm to continuously provide clients with top-tier, strategic legal counsel. But the benefits don’t stop there. Maintaining a diverse team at McClain & Canoy enriches our company culture while contributing to positive change in the legal community overall.


We are certified by the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) and Cook County as a Minority- and Women-Owned Business (MBE/WBE). But diversity doesn't end at our credentials; that's merely where it begins. Diversity is an integral part of our culture and an important firm value.