Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLPAwards

Chambers USA

For several years, Calfee has been recognized for providing high quality legal service by clients and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel. In 2018, the firm was recognized in the areas of Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, General Commercial Litigation, and Intellectual Property. In addition to the firm rankings, 20 of the firm’s attorneys were ranked individually as leaders in their respective fields.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms

Calfee earned 12 National Rankings and 31 Metropolitan Rankings (Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio offices) in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” report published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Among the 12 National Rankings, our Corporate Law practice received Tier 1 recognition. 15 practice groups received Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings.

Best Lawyers®

37 Calfee attorneys were recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence and serves as a resource for both lawyers and consumers in search of legal talent nationwide. Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Three Calfee attorneys have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year,” a designation presented annually to a single attorney in each practice area and metropolitan area.

Benchmark Litigation

Benchmark Litigation ranked Calfee as a “Recommended” Litigation law firm in Ohio for 2018. Five Calfee attorneys were selected for inclusion to the Benchmark Litigation 2018 list and one attorney was selected for inclusion to the “Benchmark 2018 Under 40 U.S. Hotlist.”

The guide’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Benchmark Litigation, now in its 11th year of publication, is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.

Ohio Super Lawyers

40 Calfee attorneys were selected for inclusion to the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars lists. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice. Each attorney listed in Ohio Super Lawyers has been chosen by their peers as being among the best in their profession.

BTI Client Experience Innovator

Calfee has been recognized by corporate counsel as a “BTI Client Experience Innovator,” one of a select group of U.S. law firms viewed by corporate counsel as “making strategic changes in client service to deliver a world-class client experience.” The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. recognized Calfee in its most recent report, BTI Legal Innovation and Technology Outlook 2019, which ranks law firms on legal innovation and technology solely based on corporate counsel input.

BTI Brand Elite

Calfee has been named to the BTI Brand Elite 2018 listing, ranking the firm in the top 20 percent of all law firms for providing premium-worthy value. The BTI Brand Elite list is compiled based on in-depth interviews with close to 700 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Calfee also received this recognition in 2017.

 Cincy Leading Lawyers

Seven Calfee attorneys were named 2018 Cincy Leading Lawyers®. Hundreds of members of Greater Cincinnati’s legal community nominated colleagues for this honor, specifying a particular strength and area of practice for each nominated attorney, and a jury of peers made the final selections. Now in its 14th year of publication, Cincy Leading Lawyers recognizes the Tristate’s best lawyers annually in Cincy Magazine’s most popular issue, “The Power 100.”

“Green +” Certification

The Cleveland Calfee Building was awarded “Green +” certification through 2018 from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association for its energy savings, recycling, and sustainability practices. “Green +” is the highest certification awarded by the CMBA’s Green Initiative Committee.