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About Tucker Ellis

Tucker Ellis has a national reputation for its trial work, particularly in the areas of pharmaceutical, mass torts, product liability, class action, and other commercial litigation. The firm also has a sophisticated nationwide intellectual property and insurance capabilities, as well as strong real estate and corporate practices.

Teamwork Mentality

Tucker Ellis launched in 2003 with a group of 65 lawyers. Since then, the firm has grown to more than 200 lawyers, who practice across the firm's seven offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and St. Louis. The firm touts its commitment to teamwork, both internally and with clients. Tantamount to this mindset, the firm does not have a billable-hour requirement, which is believes helps it to better focus on training, mentoring, and working efficiently.  

Well Received

Tucker Ellis boasts many strengths, one of which is its robust litigation practice. In fact, BTI Litigation has ranked the firm in the top 25 percent of all firms for Commercial Litigation. Its reach is wide, with the firm covering such areas as appellate, business litigation, class action litigation, financial services litigation, IP litigation, trade secret litigation, white collar defense, and much more.

The firm’s Real Estate group has been recognized by Midwest Real Estate News as “Best of the Best” year after year since 2013. Its real estate attorneys handle real estate transactions, construction agreements, historic-preservation-related issues, legislative matters, litigation, remediation of environmental contamination, zoning and development—to name some.

IP lawyers at Tucker Ellis are equipped to handle a range of areas, including all types of IP litigation, copyright, internet law, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks. The firm also assists clients with business strategies surrounding their intellectual property.

Fun, Wellness, & Giving Back

Tucker Ellis strives to make wellness and fun a part of everyday life for its attorneys. A mysterious Minister of Fun provides well-deserved work breaks through surprise goodies, festivals and events, and guessing games. In the wellness arena, the firm offers everything from lunchtime yoga and walking team competitions to "Lunch and Learn" wellness classes and chair massages to Weight Watchers and an annual health fair—and more.

In addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle, the firm's attorneys also volunteer their time outside the firm. Many of the firm's attorneys are actively involved in community and nonprofit activities throughout the year. In July, the firm celebrates the annual "Tucker Ellis Day"—a day of gratitude commemorating the firm's many years of existence—by volunteering for many worthy causes to benefit our society.

Tucker Ellis

950 Main Avenue
Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 592-5000

Firm Stats

Managing Partner: Joseph J. Morford
Diversity & Inclusion Chair: Sanford E. Watson
Total No. Attorneys (2020):
150 - 250

Employment Contact

Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, & St Louis
Denae Wunderle
Director of Human Resources
San Francisco
Larry Canziani
Office Administrator & Attorney Recruiting Coordinator
Los Angeles
Carol Johnson
Office Administrator

No. of U.S. Offices: 7

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH (HQ)
Columbus, OH
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
St. Louis, MO