March 29, 2020

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.

Contributing authors from Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP:

David Allen, Real estate lawyer, Taft
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, he...
Gregory Bee, healthcare lawyer, Taft Law
Greg has extensive experience in a range of corporate issues, particularly as they relate to physicians and health care entities. His practical, straight-forward approach to issues starts...
Elisabeth Blattner, Taft Law, corporate lawyer
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 Washington...
Dave Bromund, Taft law, health and regulatory lawyer
Dave partners with clients, primarily in the health industry, on legal, business and regulatory aspects of strategic transactions. He lends his informed business perspective and over 25...
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 of...
Barbara Duncombe, Taft, regulatory attorney
Barbara is an attorney who advises regional and national businesses on the legal and compliance issues that arise when doing business with the government. For over 25 years, she has worked...
John B. Nalbandian IP Attorney
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 the...
Neal R. Roach Jr., Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, IP Lawyer
Neal focuses his practice in the areas of business transactions (particularly intellectual property licensing transactions), corporate compliance and securities law compliance, and...
Sara Simrall Rorer, Taft Stettinius & Hollister Law Firm, Health Care Lawyer
-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 environmental...
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, Litigation Attorney, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
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...
Daniel R. Warncke, Litigation attorney, Taft Law
Dan concentrates his practice in the areas of antitrust, franchise and distribution. He has over two decades of trial practice, including antitrust, class action, products liability and...
Ryan Willis, Finance Lawyer Taft Stettinius & Hollister Law FIrm
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 &...