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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

  • Designation: Cincinnati
  • Head Count: 412
  • Gross Revenues: $171,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $415,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $445,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Dinsmore & Shohl is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based law firm; it merged with Woodward, Hobson & Fulton on September 1, 2009 and with Chernesky, Heyman & Kress on May 1, 2008. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, Dinsmore & Shohl has 407 attorneys and is the 107th largest firm in the United States. In 2011 the firm ranked on The American Lawyer's Am Law 200 in 150th place with $167,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. The firm has several offices in the United States, located in Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. Among Dinsmore & Shohl's practice areas are corporate; first amendment and media law; intellectual property and technology; mergers and acquisitions; real estate development, leasing, and ownership; and criminal litigation.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 149 1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 108 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 110 -14 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 208 -23 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Three of The 22 Law Firm Tie-Ups in First Quarter Involved Firms in Atlanta

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 04, 2014

Most of the 22 U.S. law firm combinations that legal consultancy Altman Weil tracked for the first quarter of the year were of large to midsize firms snapping up small local firms. Three of them affected firms with Atlanta offices.

Report: Merger Mania Continues, But on a Smaller Scale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Legal consultancy Altman Weil has released its first-quarter law firm merger report, which notes that after a record-setting year in 2013, the pace of combinations among firms has continued in 2014, with smaller acquisitions dominating the market. Am Law 200 firms like Holland & Hart and Wilson Elser have absorbed smaller shops in Salt Lake City and San Francisco, respectively, within the past week. Meanwhile, Am Law 100 law and lobbying giant Patton Boggs is drawing interest from Dentons and Squire Sanders.

The House Rules

Jenna Greene : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

The FTC's record draws criticism and charges that the forum is rigged.

ON THE MOVE: Peck Shaffer's Atlanta Office Relocates to Butler Snow

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

The Atlanta office of public finance boutique Peck Shaffer & Williams has joined Butler Snow, based in Jackson, Miss. Jerry Peterson, David Williams and Blake Sharpton, who is in Macon, joined Butler Snow as partners on Feb. 1. Ashton Bligh joined as an associate.

The Churn: Dinsmore Absorbs Bond Firm, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

Dinsmore & Shohl expands its public finance capabilities with the acquisition of a 35-lawyer Cincinnati-based firm; Dorsey & Whitney loses a pair to Polsinelli; and Orrick expands in London.

FTC's Winning Streak Prompts Questions About Process

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Lawyers and members of Congress wonder whether the Federal Trade Commission plays fair in administrative law suits.

FTC's Winning Streak Provokes Questions About Process

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission has come out on top in every administrative lawsuit involving allegations of unfair methods of competition—a winning streak now being challenged by lawyers and members of Congress, who question whether the forum is fair.

FTC's Winning Streak Provokes Questions About Process

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission has come out on top in every administrative lawsuit involving allegations of unfair methods of competition — a winning streak now being challenged by lawyers and members of Congress, who question whether the forum is fair.

Midsized Firms Saw Group Laterals, Leadership Changes

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 26, 2013

Whether they were gaining or losing groups of lawyers, undergoing leadership transitions, splitting up or merging, midsized firms across Pennsylvania experienced a number of significant changes in 2013.

Tough Fundraising Season for Allegheny Court Hopefuls

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2013

Fundraising and expenditure numbers are in for the 2013 Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas elections, and according to the campaign finance filings, spending for the race has been all over the map.

Fee Tracker: Penn State's Sex Abuse Tab, Herbalife and Twitter

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

Tallying up what Am Law 200 firms are making for their work on notable matters in the news, including the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Bill Ackman's bet against Herbalife, the coming Wikipedia reboot and Twitter's planned IPO.

The Churn: Lateral Moves in The Am Law 200

Hillary Flynn and Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2013

Patton Boggs creates a public finance practice with four hires from Edwards Wildman & Palmer; Arnold & Porter loses a partner to Bingham McCutchen; and Fisher & Phillips hires four attorneys from a shuttering firm in Denver. .