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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

  • Designation: Cincinnati
  • Head Count: 575
  • Gross Revenues: $195,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $440,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $455,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Dinsmore & Shohl is a Cincinnati-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Dinsmore & Shohl has 443 attorneys and is the 102nd largest firm in the United States.  With $195,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 148th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CO, DC, IL, KY, OH, PA, TN and WV.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 148 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 107 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 167 -6 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 206 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

'Extraordinary Circumstances': A Brief History of Top Federal Officials Ordered to Testify

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : November 13, 2015

It takes "extraordinary circumstances" to force a sitting cabinet official to testify—a standard that in most cases is almost impossible to meet. But a federal district judge in West Virginia this week ruled that a Clean Air Act case met the threshold, and he ordered Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to testify at a deposition. The National Law Journal looks back at other cabinet officials who fought demands to sit in the hot seat.

On the Move

: The Recorder : November 06, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Morning Wrap: Remembering Freshfields' Tim Coleman | Sotomayor Gets Personal

C. Ryan Barber : Legal Times : November 06, 2015

Prosecution star, prankster, private practice: Remembering Tim Coleman, the Freshfields partner who died Tuesday after falling from a building in downtown Washington. Justice Sonia Sotomayor gets personal—on the bench. And nearly 100,000 same-sex couples have wed since the Supreme Court's landmark marriage ruling in late June. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.

Morning Wrap: SCOTUS Hears Gerrymandering Case | Dinsmore & Shohl Heads West

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : November 05, 2015

We also bring you interviews with a firm that specializes in arbitration and with LeClairRyan's founder: This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.

Dentons Expands Across Pacific Rim Amid Busy Merger Market

Jennifer Henderson and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : November 02, 2015

Global juggernaut Dentons is planning a new cross-border amalgamation with 500-lawyer Australian firm Gadens and Singapore's Rodyk & Davidson, a 200-lawyer firm. Meanwhile, Dinsmore & Shohl and Ike Sorkin's New York shop are doing deals of their own.

Hedge Fund Hires From Davis Polk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 25, 2015

Stone Ridge Asset Management recruits a Davis Polk & Wardwell corporate partner to be its new head of legal; McKenna Long's former cybsecurity co-chair finds a new home; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dinsmore & Shohl Picks Up Six Laterals to Open in Phila.

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 23, 2015

Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl has expanded its presence in the Philadelphia region with six lateral hires and a new office location in Center City.

Dinsmore & Shohl Picks Up Six Laterals to Open in Phila.

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2015

Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl has expanded its presence in the Philadelphia region with six lateral hires and a new office location in Center City.

Kelley Drye Joins IP Boutique Bolt-On Frenzy

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 21, 2015

The New York-based firm has absorbed four-lawyer IP boutique Ward & Zinna, becoming the latest in a slew of Am Law 200 firms to make such a move.

Greenspoon, Dickstein See Head Counts Rise and Slide

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2015

A look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their attorney head counts change the most during the first three quarters of 2015. Florida's Greenspoon Marder, a new entrant this year to the Second Hundred, and Dickstein Shapiro topped the list.

Report: 2015 Could Set Record for Number of Law Firm Mergers

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : October 05, 2015

There have been 68 law firm mergers through September 2015, according to a report released Monday by legal consultancy Altman Weil. The number is the highest through the third quarter of any year since the firm began tracking such deals nearly a decade ago.

SEC Targets Ex-Kentucky Lt. Governor, Dinsmore Partner in BDO Case

Scott Flaherty : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

Former federal prosecutor and Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Stephen Pence vowed to fight charges related to a BDO USA audit of staffing company General Employment Enterprises.

Wright State GC Resigns Over Visa Investigation

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : September 07, 2015

General counsel Gwen Mattison, who worked for Wright State University for 33 years, has resigned her post amid a federal investigation into foreign visas at the Dayton, Ohio, area school.

K&L Gates Grabs Paul Hastings IP Co-Chair; Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 03, 2015

As more partners head for the door, K&L Gates adds a Paul Hastings practice leader; Duane Morris absorbs eight lawyers from two boutiques; Kirkland & Ellis expands in Hong Kong; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Brownstein, Dickinson, Dinsmore and Duane Morris Bolt On IP Boutiques

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : September 01, 2015

The four Am Law 200 firms absorbed a quartet of IP shops on Sept. 1. Meanwhile, Detroit-based Butzel Long added on an employee benefits firm, while Anglo-German legal giant Taylor Wessing expanded into the Netherlands by acquiring another local firm.

IRS Hack Shows Feds Have Double Standard on Data Breaches

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : August 18, 2015

It's hard to square recent data security breaches by the federal government with the Federal Trade Commission's zealous prosecution of two companies—LabMD and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts—for cybersecurity breaches.

Counterclaims of Patent-Trolling Stand in Infringement Case

P.J. D'Annunzio : The Legal Intelligencer : August 17, 2015

Counterclaims alleging patent-trolling filed by a vitamin and supplement company sued for patent infringement along with six similar companies will be allowed to proceed, a federal judge has ruled.

Carrier May Need to Cover Injuries in 'Concealed' DUI

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 31, 2015

An insurance company may have to cover injuries caused when friends of a passenger involved in a drunken-driving accident pried the man from the car and took him to his girlfriend's apartment in an effort to conceal the collision, a court of common pleas judge has ruled.


: The National Law Journal : June 15, 2015

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Cozen, McKenna Long at Opposite Ends of Growth Spectrum

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 11, 2015

With the NLJ 350 inspiring law firms to size up their competitors this week, we took a look at the Am Law 200 firms that saw their legal ranks fluctuate the most through the first six months of 2015.