Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
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.