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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

  • Designation: Cincinnati
  • Head Count: 415
  • Gross Revenues: $187,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $450,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $525,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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 200 147 2 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

Smith Gambrell's Acquisition of Immigration Shop Was One of 17 U.S. Law Firm Tie-ups in 2Q

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 02, 2014

There have been 39 law firm combinations announced for the first half of the year—matching the pace for the first two quarters of 2013, according to Altman Weil.

FTC Data Security Trial on Hold Pending Investigation

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission's data security trial against LabMD took an unexpected turn after lawyers revealed that the House Oversight Committee is investigating a key player, prompting the administrative law judge to put the proceedings on hold until June 12.

FTC Power Tested at Data Trial

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 26, 2014

In a challenge to the Federal Trade Commission's power to go after companies for data security breaches, lawyers for medical-testing company LabMD Inc. last week called the government's allegations against it "far-reaching and ludicrous."

Trial Tests FTC's Power to Sanction Lax Data Security

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

In a challenge to the Federal Trade Commission's power to go after companies for data security breaches, lawyers for medical-testing company LabMD Inc. called the government's allegations against it "far-reaching and ludicrous."

Counsel to Counsel

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 15, 2014

Seven general counsel describe the pivotal contributions made by the outside counsel they recruited for their blockbuster litigation wins and deals.

The Churn: Squire Sanders Exits, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

Amid their firm's ongoing merger talks with Patton Boggs, several Squire Sanders practice leaders find new professional homes.

Pa. Seeing Influx of Out-of-State Firms, Despite Mature Market

Zack Needles : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

Despite talk for years that the Philadelphia region's legal market is oversaturated with firms, several out-of-state firms have entered the market over the past few years.

Security at Fort Hood Could Become Litigation Focus

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014

An attorney suing the federal government over the 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, said he expects plaintiffs lawyers are paying close attention as the investigation into this week's fatal shooting at the base unfolds.

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.

Cheers to Antitrust Work in Contested Glass Company Merger

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

With less than a month before trial, two glass makers and the Federal Trade Commission are on the verge of settling the agency's suit challenging the companies' pending $1.7 billion merger—a transaction that's involved dozens of antitrust lawyers from more than 20 firms.

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.