Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

THE SCOOP

With more than 475 attorneys in 13 cities throughout the Midwest, Dinsmore & Shohl serves both local interests in areas like West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, as well as national business clients in corporate, transactional, labor law, regulatory and intellectual property matters.

Thanks, "Boss"

Eleven years after opening a small law office, Cincinnati lawyer Frank Dinsmore hired a recent Harvard Law School graduate named Walter Shohl, whom he would make his partner in 1912. Together, the two started to make a name for the firm by successfully defending legendary banker George "Boss" Cox in two separate trials in 1913. As the firm's reputation grew, so did its staff. Over the next 70 years, the firm would move three times, add various partners and undergo five name changes before eventually settling on "Dinsmore & Shohl" in 1982. What began as a small private practice at the turn of the century had not only endured the times, but thrived enough to begin expansion. In the late 1980s, three more offices opened, followed by seven more over the next 20 years.

Across the Midwest-and Beyond

Dinsmore's Midwest base hasn't limited the broad range of corporate clients and individuals it represents, in industries including chemicals, communications, construction, education, energy, financial services, government, health care, hospitality, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail, technology and transportation. The Legal 500 has recognized Dinsmore for its mergers, acquisitions and buyouts work, and Benchmark Litigation has recognized the firm among the leading business litigation firms. Moreover, The Best Lawyers in America includes 165 Dinsmore attorneys, and also has Dinsmore Top Listed in more than 40 practice areas throughout the Midwest.

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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


255 East Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 977-8200
Fax: (513) 977-8141
www.dinsmore.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner and Chairman: George H. Vincent
  • Total No. Attorneys 2012: 486

  • Employment Contact

    Hiring Partner: Alan H. Abes
    Jennifer L. Stark
    Manager of Legal Recruiting
    Phone: (513) 977-8200
    Fax: (513) 977-8141
    Email: jennifer.stark@dinsmore.com


  • Base Salary

    Cincinnati and Columbus
    1st year: $110,000
    Summer associate: $1,800/week

    Charleston
    1st year: $85,000
    Summer associate: $1,050/week

    Lexington and Louisville
    1st year: $103,000
    Summer associate: $1,550/week


  • Summer Associate Offers

    10 out of 12 (2011)


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Corporate & Transactional
    Employment, Labor & Benefits
    Intellectual Property
    Litigation
    Regulatory

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • Frankfort, KY
  • Columbus, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Lewisburg, WV
  • Charleston, WV
  • Wheeling, WV
  • Morgantown, WV
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