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2020 Vault Rankings

About Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

With more than 475 attorneys in 21 cities throughout the country, Dinsmore & Shohl serves both local interests in areas like West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, as well as national business clients in corporate, transactional, finance, labor, employee and benefits law, regulatory and intellectual property matters.

Thanks, "Boss"

Four 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.

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

255 East Fifth Street
Suite 1900
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 977-8200

Firm Stats

Managing Partner and Chairman: George H. Vincent
Total No. Attorneys 2018:
500 - 750

Base Salary

Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Pittsburg
1st year: $115,000
Summer associate: $1,950/week Charleston, Morgantown, and Wheeling
1st year: $93,000
Summer associate: $1,050/week Lexington and Louisville
1st year: $107,000
Summer associate: $1,600/week

Employment Contact

Jennifer L. Stark
Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel
(513) 977-8200

Major Office Locations

Cincinnati, OH
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Frankfort, KY
Covington, KY
Wheeling, WV
Charleston, WV
Huntington, WV
Lewisburg, WV
Morgantown, WV
Columbus, OH
Cleveland, OH
Dayton, OH
Ann Arbor, MI
Detroit, MI
Pittsburgh, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Wayne, PA
Groton, CT
Washington, DC
Chicago, IL
Denver, CO
San Diego, CA
Atlanta, GA

Major Departments

Corporate & Transactional
Employment, Labor, & Benefits
Intellectual Property