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About Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 150 attorneys in its three Ohio offices who focus on business services, business transactions, government relations, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.

From the Midwest to Beyond

Calfee was founded in Cleveland in 1903 by GW Law grad Robert M. Calfee. In 1929, Edwin G. Halter graduated from the Western Reserve School of Law and became a partner-his name was added to the firm's name in 1946. In 1950 U.S. Supreme Court clerk Bruce Griswold joined the firm. He would later add his name to the stationary in 1973. Today, Calfee routinely represents a wide spectrum of private and public organizations, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, governments and individuals, including everything from privately held businesses to venture capital companies.

In a Network with the World

As a founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee also offer international representation through a network of independent law firms with access to 21,000 attorneys located in more than 100 countries. In Ohio, Calfee is the exclusive member firm for Lex Mundi. While each Lex Mundi member firm might be a leader in its local market, collectively, the firms provide global legal resources to clients worldwide, handling cross-border transactions and disputes seamlessly. 

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

The Calfee Building
1405 East Sixth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 622-8200


Managing Partner: Brent D. Ballard
Chairman: Thomas F. McKee

Major Office Locations

Cleveland, OH (HQ)
Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Business Services
Business Transactions
Intellectual Property