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Chambers Global Legal Guide 2023

Patrick D. Hayes, Partner and Chair of Calfee's Investment Management practice group, has been recognized as a 2023 "Leading Lawyer" in the U.S. in the most recent edition of Chambers Global Legal Guide, which ranks the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. Each ranking is based on in-depth research conducted by a dedicated team of researchers.

Chambers USA Legal Guide 2022

Calfee has consistently been recognized as a "Leading Law Firm" in Ohio by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers®. We are grateful to our clients and legal industry colleagues who served as references and provided vital feedback to the Chambers researchers, which helped to support this terrific result.

Chambers USA 2022 recognized Calfee in the following 11 practice areas in Ohio:

Chambers ranks individual attorneys based on their legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client service. Each of the following 31 Calfee attorneys, across 13 practice areas, have been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field" by Chambers USA 2022:

Chambers and Partners assesses law firms on technical legal ability, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value, and depth of teams. Law firm departments are ranked on the qualities of their attorneys, and the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole (its strength and depth). Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 (highest) to 6, and being ranked in any band is considered a significant achievement in the global legal community. 

A client provided the following feedback to a Chambers researcher in the course of the research process, "The practical nature of the firm is what makes Calfee special. They are experienced and knowledgeable enough to interact with larger firms, which typically are on the other side of our deals, but they are more effective because they're responsive and focus on the most important issues. They help get the right outcome, but more quickly and effectively, which translates into value. They stack up well with larger firms across the country and better than most firms in the local market. We think very highly of them."

With more than 200 researchers, Chambers has been conducting independent research into top law firms worldwide for nearly 30 years and is considered the preeminent ranking organization in the legal industry globally.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2022

Calfee's Estate and Succession Planning and Administration practice group was ranked in Chambers HNW 2022 as a "Leading Law Firm" in Private Wealth Law in Ohio (Band 2).

The following Calfee Estate and Succession Planning and Administration attorneys have been recognized as "Leaders in their Field" in Private Wealth Law in Ohio in 2022: 

The International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000

Calfee earned recognition in four practice areas in the 2022/2023 IFLR1000 – Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms rankings lists: 

Three Calfee Partners were recognized in the state of Ohio:

The International Financial Law Review 1000 Guide recognizes the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. IFLR1000 has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal directory dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work.

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation ranked Calfee in two practice areas in Ohio in 2023:

In total, 16 Calfee attorneys were selected for inclusion to the Benchmark Litigation 2023 guide:

The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

Calfee earned 15 national rankings and 46 regional rankings in Ohio and New York in the 2023 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” report published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” listings are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers on the quality of their law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Best Lawyers®

A total of 76 Calfee attorneys have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2023 edition.

Fifty-two Calfee attorneys were selected for inclusion to the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence and serves as a resource for both lawyers and consumers in search of legal talent nationwide. Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Leah Pappas Porner was named the 2023 Government Relations “Lawyers of the Year” in Columbus, Ohio, a designation presented annually to a single attorney in each practice area and metropolitan area.

In addition, 24 Calfee attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for 2023. This recognition is given to attorneys who typically have been in practice between 5-9 years and who demonstrate outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. The award recipients are selected through peer-review, just as with the traditional Best Lawyers list.

World Trademark Review 1000

Calfee's Intellectual Property practice group has been recognized as a leading law firm in Trademark Law and Calfee Intellectual Property Partner Raymond Rundelli has been selected as a leading lawyer by World Trademark Review 1000The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2015-2023). The annual WTR 1000 research directory recognizes the world’s leading trademark firms and professionals. Each year, WTR conducts exhaustive qualitative research to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice.

BTI Client Service A-Team

Calfee has been named to the "BTI Client Service A-Team" and "Most Improved" lists by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc., for the second consecutive year (2021-2022). Calfee was ranked in the top 33% of U.S. law firms delivering exceptional client service in 2022, and the firm was recognized as 1 of only 59 law firms improving client service performance more than all other firms in the past year. BTI's 2022 survey results identified 650 core law firms that serve large/Fortune 1000 corporate clients with $700+ million in revenue. Calfee ranked 92 of 281 law firms included in the BTI 2022 Client Service A-Team List. BTI Client Service A-Team research results draw on data collected in BTI’s ongoing Annual Survey of General Counsel, now in its 21st year.

BTI Midsize Client Service Masters

Calfee was named as one of only 50 midsized law firms delivering superior client service in the 2022 BTI "Midsize Client Service Masters" list. The firms named to the Midsize Masters list represent "the upper echelons of client service – delivering impressive performance belying their size."

Ohio Super Lawyers

Thirty-four Calfee attorneys were selected for inclusion to the 2023 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars lists.

Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice. Each attorney listed in Ohio Super Lawyers has been chosen by their peers as being among the best in their profession.

The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Cincy Leading Lawyers

Ten Calfee attorneys were named 2023 Cincy Leading Lawyers. Hundreds of members of Greater Cincinnati’s legal community nominated colleagues for this honor, specifying a particular strength and area of practice for each nominated attorney, and a jury of peers made the final selections. Cincy Leading Lawyers recognizes the Tristate’s best lawyers annually in Cincy magazine's “The Power 100” issue.

“Green +” Certification

The Cleveland Calfee Building was awarded “Green +” certification through 2018 from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association for its energy savings, recycling, and sustainability practices. “Green +” is the highest certification awarded by the CMBA’s Green Initiative Committee.

We're proud of our legacy of helping clients succeed. And we're honored to continue earning recognition for those achievements. 

  Chambers Global Legal Guide 2023  
  Chambers USA 2022  
  Chambers High Net Worth 2022  
  U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2023  
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