Tom Bonasera to help lead new Dinsmore & Shohl office

June 13, 2008  

Regional Law Firm's Columbus Office Resigns - 27 Attorneys Joining Dinsmore & Shohl

Dinsmore Becomes Tenth-Largest in Central Ohio

June 13, 2008

Cincinnati-based law firm Dinsmore & Shohl LLP welcomes 27 attorneys departing the Columbus office of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP. The attorneys are expected to join Dinsmore & Shohl effective July 1, 2008.

"With the addition of this group of attorneys, we have tripled the size of our Columbus office," said George Vincent, managing partner of Dinsmore & Shohl. "These attorneys are well-known for excellence and great client service in Central Ohio, and their addition enhances the Columbus-based depth and breadth of our client offerings."

Twenty-seven attorneys from the Columbus, Ohio office of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs have given notice of their intent to leave the firm and join Dinsmore & Shohl. With their addition, Dinsmore & Shohl gains additional strengths in a number of core areas including: health care, employment, corporate, construction, litigation and estate planning law. This group of attorneys have consistently been honored for several peer-based awards including seven attorneys recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America®.

Dinsmore & Shohl, established in 1908, is comprised of more than 375 attorneys. The firm is currently the largest law firm in its hometown of Cincinnati, and has a growing presence in Ohio, recently becoming the second largest firm in Dayton. With the addition of these 27 attorneys, Dinsmore has become one of the top 10 largest firms in Central Ohio.

The combined group of Dinsmore lawyers in Columbus will be led by Thomas J. Bonasera and Donald Leach, Jr. Bonasera, a past president of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, and past recipient of the Ohio State Bar Association's Bar Service Medal Award, will join Dinsmore's Board of Directors.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to leverage the resources of a large, growing law firm, particularly one with an excellent reputation for client service," said Bonasera. "This opportunity significantly enhances our combined presence in Columbus and enables us to join the ranks as one of the top 10 largest law firms in Central Ohio."

Donald Leach, one of Ohio's leading construction lawyers as recognized by Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers and current President of the Upper Arlington City Council, will assume the role as managing partner for Dinsmore's Columbus office. "This move provides us with the support we need to expand our practice and better serve our clients. Becoming part of Dinsmore's nationally recognized practices enables us to expand the range of services we're able to provide," said Leach.

Dinsmore & Shohl currently has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Charleston, Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.