About Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Founded in 1885, Taft employs nearly 400 attorneys who work out of nine offices in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Arizona, and maintains a presence in Florida. The firm operates in just about every practice area, including business and finance, business restructurings, environmental, health and life sciences, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, private client, real estate, and tax, among many others.

19th Century Origins

Fifteen years prior to the beginning of the 20th Century, two men named Judge William Worthington and Edward W. Strong founded Worthington & Strong. A few years and a name change later, John L. Stettinius and John B. Hollister joined the firm's ranks. In 1924, a year after Worthington's death, two sons of former President William Howard Taft joined the firm, and Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP was born. Within a couple of decades, the firm had established itself with groundbreaking work, most prominently the taft-Hartley Act in 1947.

Working Well With Others

Taft attorneys often partner with members of the firm's affiliated businesses to provide comprehensive service to clients. These partnerships allow clients to access business consulting across a variety of disciplines, from general planning and forecasting to government relations and public policy, emerging businesses, insurance, HR issues, management changes, and EB-5 process aid, these partnerships help clients gain a better understanding of each issue. Some of the business Taft partners with are: Focused Capitol Solutions LLC, Ginovus LLC, Ingardus LLC, Taft Business Consulting LLC, Taft HR Solutions LLC, The Mid-American Regional Center

Going Global

In a move to stay connected with clients on a global scale, Taft has a membership with both the Interlex Group and Lexwork International. The Interlex Group is an association of leading law firms around the world that collaborate to provide a complete range of international legal and business services to clients. Through its affiliation with The Interlex Group, Taft is able to identify and develop new ways of assisting businesses engaged in cross-border transactions.

Similarly, Lexwork International is a strategic alliance of midsized law firms based in major cities in the United States, Canada and Europe, with additional offices in Asia. Each member firm supplies the legal services required by corporate clients, within its own jurisdiction. Together, these firms also provide support for cross-border and cross-jurisdiction transactions, as needed. Lexwork International is ranked in Band 1 of Chambers Global in the Leading Law Firm Networks category.


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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

425 Walnut Street
Suite 1800
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 381-2838


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman and Managing Partner: Robert J. Hicks
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 397

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Business & Finance • Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights • Domestic Relations • Environmental • Gaming • Government Contracts • Health & Life Sciences • Higher Education • Intellectual Property • Labor & Employment • Litigation • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Litigation • Private Client • Public Finance • Real Estate • Tax • Technology Services

Major Office Locations

  • Cincinnati, OH (HQ) • Ann Arbor, MI • Chicago, IL • Cleveland, OH • Columbus, OH • Covington, KY • Dayton, OH • Indianapolis, IN • Phoenix, AZ