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Calfee is a full-service, corporate law firm that advises a range of private and public clients. We are strategic and comprehensive in counseling entrepreneurs and start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and municipalities and individuals – in all the areas that matter most to them and their success.

Because of our wide range of backgrounds and experiences, our cross-practice teams provide comprehensive counsel designed around your needs, with deep industry experience tempered by our view of the bigger picture – helping you make sound business decisions. Determined to create the right team of lawyers, Calfee has been providing first-class legal counsel since 1903 in five comprehensive areas of service that cover a wide spectrum of matters that our clients face.

In addition, Calfee boasts of a wide variety of far-reaching industry experience which includes:

Banking | Biotechnology | Construction | Consumer Products | Education | Energy: Oil and Gas, Coal, Renewable | Mining and Utilities | Entertainment & the Arts | Financial, including Capital Markets | Food & Beverage | Gaming | Government, including Public Finance | Hospitality | Health Care & Life Sciences | Individuals: White Collar Defense and Investigations; Estate Planning | Information Technology | Insurance | Manufacturing | Medical Device | Nonprofits | Performance Materials | Pharmaceutical | Professional Services & Associations | Public/Private Partnerships | Real Estate | Tech Transfer | Transportation | Venture Capital/Private Equity

The Calfee Building
1405 East Sixth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216.622.8200 (p)
216.241.0816 (f)
Managing Partner: Brent D. Ballard, Chairman: Thomas F. McKee

1200 Huntington Center
41 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3465
614.621.1500 (p)
614.621.0010 (f)
Partner in Charge: Leah Pappas Porner

2800 First Financial Center
255 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-4728
513.693.4880 (p)
513.842.7028 (f)
Partner in Charge: John A. Mongelluzzo

Washington, D.C.
1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 1025
Washington, D.C. 20006
202.559.9310 (p)

With the experience and distinction necessary to practice law efficiently and always focused on our clients’ needs, we are committed to:

>>Being accessible
>>Communicating regularly
>>Maintaining mutual trust and respect
>>Developing strong, long-term relationships

In our 114-year history, we’ve never yielded to the “one size fits all” mentality. We approach each situation with an entrepreneurial spirit and view each matter at hand through the client’s eyes to ensure that their success is our top priority. Please feel free to contact us for more information on our services.

Ranked one of the top law firms in Ohio, our three offices are located throughout the state but our reach is much greater. Calfee is the exclusive founding member of Lex Mundi, the nation’s top network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.

Calfee continues to be recognized by a variety of national and regional leading industry publications. Some of Calfee’s most notable recognitions include:

  • Chambers USA Leading Lawyers – Calfee is repeatedly recognized each year by clients and Chambers & Partners as providing high quality legal service. >> Find out more
  • Client Service All Star – Albert J. Lucas, a senior litigation partner in Calfee’s Columbus office, and Thomas F. McKee, chairman of the firm, have both been honored as part of an exclusive group of 330 attorneys nationwide to be annually named “Client Services All-Stars.”
  • Best Lawyers – Thirty- two Calfee attorneys have been honored among 2015′s Best Lawyers in America.
  • Best Law Firms – Calfee has received top-tier rankings in several practice areas in the inaugural 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” listing. >> Learn more
  • 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.
  • 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.

Please visit our Awards page as well as our News & Events page for more recognition details that attest to Calfee’s adeptness and determination to provide distinguished legal services.