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Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (Calfee) is a full-service, corporate law firm that counsels a range of private and public clients – entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies, governments and individuals – in all the areas that matter most to them and their success:

Our industry experience includes:

  • BioScience/LifeSciences
  • Construction
  • Government
  • Consumer Products
  • Education
  • Financial
  • Government (State of Ohio, public agencies, counties and municipalities)
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Individuals (white collar defense and investigations, estate planning)
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Device
  • Mining
  • Performance Materials
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • TechTransfer
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity

Office Locations

The Calfee Building
1405 East Sixth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216.622.8200 (p)
216.241.0816 (f)

1100 Fifth Third Center
21 East State Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4243
614.621.1500 (p)
614.621.0010 (f)

2800 First Financial Center
255 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-4728
513.693.4880 (p)
513.842.7028 (f)


Some of Calfee’s most notable recognitions include:

  • Go-To Law Firm – In recent surveys of in-house law departments at Fortune 500 companies, conducted by Corporate Counsel /ALM, Calfee has been named a Go-To Law Firm in intellectual property (2007, 2009) and litigation (2008). Less than one half of one percent of all the law firms in the U.S. and abroad receive this distinction.
  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers – Calfee is repeatedly recognized by clients and Chambers & Partners as providing high quality legal service. Calfee has been recognized in the areas of Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, General Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Natural Resources and Environment, and Real Estate. Most recently, in addition to the firm rankings, 22 of the firm’s attorneys were ranked individually as leaders in their respective fields.  >> Find out more
  • Client Service All Star – Tom McKee, co-chair of Calfee, was honored in 2008 as part of an exclusive group of 148 attorneys nationwide to be named “Client Service All-Stars.” The BTI Consulting Group, Inc., a national strategic market research firm located in Wellesley, MA, interviewed corporate counsel of Fortune 1000 companies across the country on all aspects of client relationships. Unprompted with firm or individual names, Tom was honored among the select few who truly stand out and deliver “the absolute best client service.”
  • Best Lawyers – Thirty-two Calfee attorneys have been honored among 2013′s Best Lawyers in America. Calfee ranked number one in Cleveland for biotechnology and securities law.
  • Best Law Firms – Calfee has received top-tier rankings in several practice areas in the inaugural 2013 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” listing. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings are determined by a survey that is based on information from law firms and law firm clients on the factors that they consider most important when hiring a law firm, referring clients to a firm and seeking employment within a firm.
  • Commission 50 – The Greater Cleveland Partnership has recognized Calfee as a member of the Commission 50, honored for progress in creating, enhancing and sustaining diversity and inclusion strategies. This recognition is based on responses to the Commission on Economic Inclusion’s annual Employers Survey on Diversity™. The scores are determined based on four metrics: board diversity, senior management diversity, workforce diversity and supplier diversity.

Additional recurring honors for our attorneys and firm include being named as:

  • Leading Lawyers (Inside Business)
  • Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyers in America)
  • Most Active Law Firms in Private Equity (Private Equity Analyst)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers (Law & Politics magazine)
  • Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Stars (Law & Politics magazine)
  • Top 25 Law Firms in Real Estate (Midwest Real Estate News)
  • Top Five Corporate Law Firm in Cleveland (Corporate Board Member)
  • Top Women Rainmakers (Northern Ohio Live)
  • Family Friendly Award (Ohio Women’s Bar Association)
  • 40 Under 40 (Crain’s Cleveland)
  • 40 Under 40 (Columbus Business First)
  • Pillar Award (SmartBusiness)
  • Women of Note (Crain’s Cleveland)
  • Women of Achievement (YWCA)
  • The Most Powerful and Influential Women in Ohio (Ohio Diversity Magazine)
  • Corporate Caring Awards (Columbus Business First)