August 1, 2015

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Phone: 317-713-3500
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP roots are in Worthington & Strong, a Cincinnati law partnership founded in 1885 by Judge William Worthington and Edward W. Strong. John L. Stettinius and John B. Hollister joined the firm after its founding and it then became known as Worthington, Strong, Stettinius & Hollister. In January of 1923, Judge Worthington died, and in the following year, the young firm of Taft & Taft—headed by brothers Robert A. Taft and Charles P. Taft II, sons of former President William Howard Taft, joined with the older firm to becoming Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Like Judge Worthington, the Tafts were also engaged in public and political service. Robert was a United States Senator from 1939 to 1953 and Charles was a longtime member of the Cincinnati City Council, in addition to serving as mayor of the city from 1955 to 1957.

The firm came to have not only local prominence, but national stature as well. The firm's labor department led by J. Mack Swigert was instrumental in helping Senator Taft draft and pass 1947’s ground-breaking Taft-Hartley Act despite President Harry S. Truman’s veto.

Today, with more than 375 attorneys and legal professionals Taft is more vibrant and more engaged in a wider range of work than ever before—with clients, both individual and corporate, whose needs for legal services range from local to international in scope. Recent clients include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Recently, the firm has added practices in Japan and China, as well as growing our Cincinnati headquarters to establish three additional Ohio offices in Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland; and added offices in Indianapolis, Indiana; Northern Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Beijing China.

Yet with the ongoing history and growth, the focus at Taft remains firm: To provide clients, both large and small, with legal advice and services that meet the highest possible standards.

Contributing authors from Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP:

DAVID V. ALLEN is a partner in the Cleveland office of the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He practices mainly in the area of commercial real estate transactions, including...
THOMAS BARNARD has substantial personal experience in complex litigation, particularly involving environmental, insurance coverage, takings and securities issues. For over 26 years,...
GREGORY W. BEE is an associate in the Business and Finance Department of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He received his undergraduate degree and master's degree in philosophy...
Of Counsel
Elizabeth H. Blattner is of counsel in the Dayton office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. Blattner received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from The George...
DAVE BROMUND is a business lawyer and co-chair of the Health & Life Sciences Group. He regularly advises clients on legal, business and regulatory aspects of complex...
KIM K. BURKE serves as co-chair of Taft's Environmental Practice. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1980. After working for the Bureau of Legal Services...
BARBARA DUNCOMBE practices in the area of Government Contracts Law, representing clients regionally and nationally. For over 25 years, Barbara has worked with clients to address questions...
CATHERINE T. DUNLAY is a partner in Taft's Health and Life Sciences Practice. Her practice is devoted to representation of hospitals, physicians and other health care organizations...
Patent Agent
DR. ADELAIDE K. LEITZEL, a registered patent agent, holds a Ph.D. in genetics and molecular biology from the University of North Carolina and received her undergraduate degree in biology...
Robert W. McDonald is an attorney in the Business & Finance Practice Group at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He received his bachelor's degree in public policy with a minor...
JOHN B. NALBANDIAN, a partner in the Litigation Department of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was Order of...
NEAL ROACH focuses his practice in the areas of business transactions (particularly intellectual property licensing transactions), corporate compliance and securities law...
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-SARA SIMRALL RORER, a partner and health care attorney in the Business and Finance Department, received her B.A. in psychology from Miami University and her Master of Science in social...
BRADLEY SUGARMAN is a partner in the Environmental practice group of Taft Stettinius & Hollister's downtown Indianapolis office. He represents clients in all areas of...
At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping you succeed. Our attorneys understand that innovative, value-creating solutions help our clients reach their goals. Our...
Bill Wagner is a seasoned trial lawyer who concentrates on environmental law, complex litigation, and white collar criminal defense.  He represents clients in matters involving...
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HUGH E. WALL III is a partner in the Dayton office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He is a 1968 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he...
DANIEL R. WARNCKE is a partner in the Litigation Department of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.  He serves as trial counsel in state and federal courts, primarily complex...
RYAN L. WILLIS is an associate in the Business and Finance Department and a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization Practice Area of Taft Stettinius &...