Thompson Hine Again Secures First-Tier Rankings in “Best Law Firms”

Hine LLP
is pleased to announce that it has repeated its top-tier
placement in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016
“Best Law Firms” rankings, earning national and regional recognition.

Firms included on the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for
professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from
clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique
combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Thompson Hine received 122 rankings, including 70 first-tier rankings,
eight of which are national first-tier rankings in the areas of
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law,
Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Litigation –
Construction, Real Estate Law, Transportation Law and Venture Capital
Law. This is the firm’s first year to be included in the first-tier
ranking for Venture Capital Law.

The firm also earned high marks in the metropolitan rankings for
Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and
Washington, D.C., receiving first-tier rankings in the following areas:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

The regional rankings include all seven of the firm’s office locations.

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the third edition
of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, which will be distributed to over
30,000 C-level executives. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings
will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication,
which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel and in
digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.
The 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by

The report, in its sixth year, is compiled by surveying thousands of law
firm clients and lawyers. Firms are then ranked for their experience,
responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs,
cost-effectiveness, civility and whether a client or lawyer would refer
business to a firm. The mission of the “Best Law Firms” rankings is to
help guide referring lawyers and clients who are seeking corporate legal

The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms
and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a
ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in
®, which recognizes the top 4 percent of
practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost
700,000 law firm assessments, and almost 8,000 clients provided more
than 47,000 evaluations.

Earlier this year, 113
Thompson Hine lawyers
were selected by their peers for inclusion in
the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. First published
in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a confidential peer-review
survey of the top attorneys in the nation. This is the sixth year that U.S.
News & World Report
has partnered with Best Lawyers to
produce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, is ranked
among the top 4 U.S. firms for Value for the Dollar and Commitment to
Help and named a Top 5 firm for Client Service Excellence in independent
surveys of more than 300 in-house counsel. For 3 straight years,
Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service Delivery
Innovation and is one of only 5 firms noted in the BTI Brand Elite
for “making changes to improve the client experience.” The firm’s
commitment to innovation is embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH®
– a smarter way to work – predictable, efficient and aligned with client
goals. Key components of SmartPaTH include Legal Project Management,
Value-Based Pricing, Flexible Staffing and Process Efficiency. For more
information, please visit


Thompson Hine LLP
Georgene Davison, 216-566-8005