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.
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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