Thompson Hine Names Blattner Partner-in-Charge of Dayton Office
Date: November 05, 2014
Publication: Thompson Hine LLP
DAYTON – November 5, 2014 – Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Wray Blattner has been named partner-in-charge of the firm’s Dayton office. He succeeds Robert M. Curry, who will continue to focus on his strong and active real estate practice.
Blattner steps in at a pivotal time in the legal industry, as corporate clients are requesting increased efficiency and predictable costs from outside counsel. Thompson Hine is responding by changing its service delivery model through its innovative SmartPaTHSM initiative, adding personnel, software, infrastructure and training in areas including legal project management, value-based pricing, flexible staffing and process efficiency. Blattner recognizes that these changes enhance the firm’s relationships with its clients.
“Wray exemplifies our high standards for client service excellence and our commitment to helping clients manage their legal projects effectively and efficiently. His strong devotion to clients, the community and our firm make him an outstanding choice to lead the Dayton office,” said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner. “We very much appreciate Bob Curry’s many years of leadership and his continuing dedication to the firm and our clients.”
“I am gratified to be named partner-in-charge of the Dayton office,” said Blattner. “We have a strong group of lawyers here, all dedicated to providing our clients with incomparable service and value. Our innovative service delivery initiatives distinguish us in the marketplace and meet clients’ expectations for efficient and cost-effective legal counsel who partner with their clients to achieve their business goals.”
Blattner is a partner in the firm’s Environmental practice group. His practice includes the defense of federal, state and local government enforcement actions and private party environmental litigation, environmental permitting, site remediations, regulatory compliance counseling and environmental management systems, environmental audits, commenting on rulemakings, and providing counsel in connection with business and real estate acquisitions and sales.
Blattner is recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®. Active in the community, he served on the board of Culture Works and currently serves on the board of CleanEnergy4All. He is a member of the environmental committees of the National Association of Manufacturers, Ohio State Bar Association, Dayton Bar Association and Dayton Chamber of Commerce. He also is a member of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association