Thompson Hine Again in Top Tier of “Best Law Firms”

Date: November 17, 2011

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 17, 2011 - Thompson Hine LLP repeated its top-tier placement by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in the 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings, earning national and regional recognition for the second consecutive year. The prominent business law firm will be featured in U.S.News & World Report's Money Issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011. The report, in its second 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.

In the Best Law Firms survey, Thompson Hine is ranked a top firm nationally for Admiralty & Maritime Law; Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Banking & Finance; Litigation - Real Estate; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Transportation Law; and Venture Capital Law. Many of the firm's practices also receive high marks in the metropolitan rankings for Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C. The regional rankings span all seven of the firm's office locations.

In its second year, the U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on an evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys in their relevant practice areas. The rankings are distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers worldwide; the rankings in their entirety are posted online at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.