Megan D. Dortenzo - Cleveland- Partner
I chose to join Thompson Hine for the exciting challenges and opportunities of a strong firm with high quality clients and a growing national practice. Coming from an excellent regional firm, I recognized the personal and professional limitations of an intellectual property practice inherent to a smaller market. At Thompson Hine, I have the opportunity to challenge myself with a broader, more sophisticated client base and the limitless potential to grow that base. Since joining Thompson Hine, I have discovered that my colleagues, across all practice groups, are multi-talented, extremely dedicated, and honestly eager to contribute their expertise. This collegial atmosphere along with the breadth, reputation and professionalism of the practice have made Thompson Hine a perfect home for me.
Bruce G. Hopkins - Washington, D.C.- Partner
I came to Thompson Hine from a 'sole practitioner'-type format. Thompson Hine's team focused first on my relationships with my clients, understanding that client experience in my transition was crucial. I was provided ample staff so that, from the start, my clients experienced better capability and better service, with work of continued high quality. Thompson Hine developed a detailed integration plan specific to me and my clients, and had several staff members regularly follow up. Document systems, billing, and staffing were in place from the first week. Thompson Hine also identified specific additional practice areas that would be logical for my clients. My practice at Thompson Hine depends on using lawyers from several different cities on a regular basis, and the culture emphasizes a 'one firm' approach, making this an excellent ongoing experience for my clients and increasing their confidence in our depth. Since I've joined Thompson Hine, my practice has grown significantly, reflecting my clients' experience that capacity is greater than before, and quality and service are better than ever.
Beverly Lyman, Ph.D. - Atlanta- Partner
I was recruited to Thompson Hine as a lateral partner in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences practice groups after practicing with a boutique firm for over a decade.
My interest in the firm was piqued by its culture of recognizing women, without any "cute" or "smarmy" overtones. Thompson Hine fit the bill for me. In other work environments, I was definitely singled out as a woman - labeled a "lady lawyer." At Thompson Hine, being a woman is not just about gender, it is an advantage in mentoring, networking, integrating my practice, pitching to clients, etc. I work with my female colleagues on women-focused issues, but these issues are core business issues (e.g., negotiation strategies). Thompson Hine fosters an atmosphere in which women are recognized as business professionals - a dynamic culture in which one can grow a practice.
John R. Mitchell - Cleveland- Partner
Coming to Thompson Hine has a been a wonderful experience. My colleagues have done everything in their power to make me feel welcome and assimilate me into the firm. Moreover, the experience I developed prior to joining the firm has been used in a way that brings the greatest benefit to our clients. Thompson Hine's focus is on the successful representation of our clients. The firm appreciates and embraces those individuals who help it achieve that purpose.
Sharen Swartz Neuhardt - Dayton- Partner
We value our women attorneys, first and foremost, because they are great lawyers. What sets Thompson Hine apart from many other large law firms is that it recognizes the leadership potential in its women attorneys and gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that we can be great attorneys and strong leaders as well.
Anthony C. White - Columbus- Partner
What impresses me the most about Thompson Hine is the firm's dedication to recognizing and rewarding talented lawyers, no matter how long they have been with the firm. I came to Thompson Hine in January, 2004, in large part due to the firm's outstanding reputation, regional footprint, and sophisticated practice. In just over a year and a half, I became Partner-in-Charge of the Columbus office. This is just one example of Thompson Hine giving all of its attorneys, home grown or lateral hires, the chance to succeed on an equal playing field. No partner or associate could ask for more from his or her firm.
Michael V. Wible - Columbus- Partner
Prior to joining Thompson Hine, I spent 10 years as in-house counsel for a major corporation and five years with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Thompson Hine recognizes and welcomes experiences and expertise acquired outside the law firm environment, and appreciates the value of that expertise in building and sustaining client relationships.