Cleveland, Ohio

3900 Key Center
127 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1291

Phone: 216.566.5500
Fax: 216.566.5800

Office Partner-in-Charge:
James B. Aronoff

Office Administrator:
Cheryl Hunter


Thompson Hine's Cleveland office, the firm's first, has an outstanding century-old reputation both in the legal profession and in the community. Among other recognitions, we are ranked among the top corporate law firms in Cleveland by Corporate Board Member. Chambers USA has recognized us many years in a row as a leading law firm in the nation; it also ranks us as a top firm in numerous practice areas. In addition, selected lawyers in the office have been named Client Service All Stars by The BTI Consulting Group.

These acknowledgments are no accident. We work hard for our clients in every practice area of the firm, and we always put them first. Above all, we place a high emphasis on understanding their businesses and being responsive to their needs. Our Client Service Pledge underscores our commitment to delivering extraordinary service to our clients. The Pledge stems from our longstanding focus on fostering a strong culture that supports and promotes client service, the highest-quality legal work, workforce diversity and a collegial professional environment. Cleveland lawyers and staff alike play active roles in our firmwide Women's Initiative, Spotlight on Women®, and our firmwide Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. Both initiatives involve mentoring and outreach to individuals both within and outside the firm to provide networking opportunities and interaction with community leaders.

We are also known for lending strong support to Cleveland and the other Northeast Ohio communities in which we live and work. We are highly involved and active in the business community, serving in leadership roles in nonprofit and civic organizations, industry groups, regional economic development organizations and professional associations. Many of our lawyers are acknowledged thought leaders on crucial Northeast Ohio business and legal issues.

These and other efforts to give back to our community have been recognized. We are the first law firm in Cleveland - one of the first in the country, in fact - to have received the Corporate Leadership Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals on National Philanthropy Day®, and our office has served as a Pacesetter for the United Way of Greater Cleveland Chapter's campaign for many years. Finally, in addition to all of our individual and group efforts on behalf of civic and charitable endeavors, our lawyers contribute hundreds of hours to numerous pro bono matters.

Community Involvement

We actively participate in a broad range of community organizations including:

  • Adoption Network Cleveland
  • American Red Cross
  • Build It Big Cleveland
  • Business Volunteers Unlimited
  • Center for Families and Children
  • Cleveland Bar Association
  • Cleveland Film Society
  • Cleveland Foodbank
  • Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Music Settlement
  • Cleveland Orchestra
  • Cleveland Playhouse
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  • Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
  • Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Musical Arts Association
  • National Conference for Community & Justice
  • Near West Theatre
  • Playhouse Square Foundation
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • United Black Fund
  • Urban League of Greater Cleveland
  • WCPN/ideastream
  • YWCA
About Our City

Cleveland serves as the headquarters for both manufacturing and service companies and is a growing tourism and convention destination. It is the 16th largest metro area and 15th largest consumer market in the United States with 2.9 million residents in Greater Cleveland metro and nearly 500,000 in the city of Cleveland, making it the 30th largest city in the country.

Greater Cleveland offers affordable housing in a number of diverse residential neighborhoods. The city boasts world-class cultural institutions; professional baseball, basketball and football teams; state-of-the-art attractions; great shopping, dining and nightlife; and internationally acclaimed education and health institutions. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, Progressive Field, The Quicken Loans Arena ("The Q"), FirstEnergy Stadium, the Warehouse District and Key Center, home to our offices overlooking the city.

The metropolitan area has abundant parks and resources for sporting and family activities, including the Cleveland Metroparks and its Zoo and RainForest, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A short drive from downtown Cleveland is Cedar Point, a 364-acre amusement park/resort that is the second oldest amusement park in North America and home to more rides and roller coasters than any other park.


From Akron/Canton:

I-77 North to E. 9th Street/Ontario Street. North on Ontario to St. Clair Ave. Turn right on St. Clair to Mall Drive. Turn right on Mall Drive to Key Center.

From Buffalo:

I-90 West to Route 2. Exit on E. 9th Street. Turn left on E 9th Street. Turn right on St. Clair Ave. (2) blocks west on St. Clair to Mall Drive. Turn left on Mall Drive to Key Center.

From Cincinnati/Columbus:

I-71 North to Ontario Street exit. North on Ontario to St. Clair Ave. Turn right on St. Clair to Mall Drive. Turn right on Mall Drive to Key Center.

From Cleveland Hopkins Airport:

Follow directions from Cincinnati/Columbus or Enter RTA Rapid Station on lower level of airport. Take to Tower City stop (fare $1.50). Follow signs to Public Square. Key Center is diagonally across Public Square from Tower City.

From Toledo/Detroit:

Follow Ohio Turnpike East to exit 8A (I-90). I-90 to Ontario Street exit. North on Ontario to St. Clair Ave. Turn right on St. Clair to Mall Drive. Turn right on Mall Drive to Key Center.

From Dayton:

Take I-70 East to I-270 North to I-71 North. I-71 North to Ontario Street exit. North on Ontario to St. Clair Ave. Turn right on St. Clair to Mall Drive. Turn right on Mall Drive to Key Center.

From Youngstown/Pittsburgh:

I-76 to Ohio Turnpike (I-80). Follow I-80 to exit 11 (I-77). I-77 North to E. 9th Street/Ontario Street exit. North on Ontario to St. Clair Ave. Turn right on St. Clair to Mall Drive. Turn right on Mall Drive to Key Center.

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