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Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers

CLEVELAND, April 23, 2020 – The law firm of Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP has been recognized as a 2020 Leading Law Firm in Ohio in the recently released edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers®. 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 2020 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."

Chambers USA recognized Calfee in the following eight practice areas:

Chambers ranks individual attorneys based on their legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client service. Each the following 23 Calfee attorneys, across 12 practice areas, have been recognized as a “Leader in Their Field" by  Chambers USA 2020:

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.The directory includes a detailed and independently researched editorial describing each listed law firm and lawyer as well as the firm’s strengths, details of recent work, quotes from clients and peers and a list of active clients within each practice area. 

The Chambers High Net Worth Guide released its 2020 rankings in July. Calfee's Estate and Succession Planning and Administration practice group was ranked in Chambers HNW 2020 as a "Leading Law Firm" in Private Wealth Law in Ohio (Band 2). Three of Calfee's Estate and Succession Planning and Administration attorneys have been ranked as "Leaders in their Field" in Private Wealth Law Ohio in 2020: Joseph M. Mentrek, Partner and Chair of the practice group, (Band 2), Jean M. Hillman, Senior Counsel, (Band 2), and Fran Mitchell Schaul, Senior Counsel, (Band 3).

About Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service, corporate law firm with offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, New York and Washington, D.C., serving business, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients in the U.S. and globally. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee offers international representation through a network of independent law firms with access to 21,000 attorneys located in more than 100 countries. Additional information is available at


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