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About Thompson Hine


Pro Bono

Cleveland Legal Aid Clinic

  • Thompson Hine lawyers staffed an evening clinic at Cleveland Legal Aid. The session resulted in more than ten new matters and was the largest group of volunteer lawyers for any Cleveland Legal Aid evening clinic. Thompson Hine lawyers and summer law clerks also staffed a brief advice clinic at the St. Martin des Porres Community Center.

Counseling Charitable, Non-Profit, and/or Other Community-Based Organizations in Transactional, Tax and/or  Corporate Matters

  • Coalition for Trench Rescue (a volunteer fire disaster association)
  • Community Legal Aid of Akron
  • Delta Institute (a community-based environmental organization)
  • South Side Housing Corporation (a community-based housing organization)
  • Legal Aid Tax Clinic

Court -Appointed Counsel

  • Represent a former government employee in race discrimination/retaliation case
  • Represent a war veteran in obtaining an increase in disability benefits

Court-Appointed Counsel in Federal Criminal Appeals

  • Represent criminal defendants in appeal process

Court-Appointed Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Represent indigent defendants in a variety of criminal matters
  • Past cases have included charges or crimes such as bank robbery, drug use/trafficking, murder, conspiracy, and death penalty appeal work

Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA)

  • Child advocacy program in both Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court

Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program

  • Child advocacy for abused, neglected and/or dependent children

Homeless Project

  • Represent area homeless individuals
  • Cases may involve domestic relations, commercial credit, landlord/tenant, criminal, etc.

Lawyers for Justice – Columbus Bar Association

  • Represent indigent individuals on a variety of matters such as real estate, litigation matters, workers compensation, foreclosure and eviction

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

  • Provide legal services to address racial discrimination

Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights

  • Support human rights activists by protecting refugees in flight from persecution, promoting fair economic practices by creating safeguards for workers’ rights, and helping build a strong international system of justice

Legal Aid Society

  • Represent indigent individuals on a variety of matters such as landlord/tenant, consumer transactions, criminal, housing, workers compensation, unemployment benefits, motor vehicle issues

Miscellaneous Legal Matters

  • Represent death row inmates in filing appeals and/or petitions for certiorari
  • Represent a free-lance reporter in his defense on a defamation case
  • Represent claimants in social security income re-evaluations and terminations which have given rise due to legislative changes
  • Represent the poor in a variety of matters such as housing/eviction, ending transactions, consumer credit, domestic violence protection and health/disability benefit problem

For more information about our pro bono service, please contact:

Firmwide Chair

Eric Daniel, 216.566.5526


Leslie Suson, 404.541.2972


Greg Berman, 312.998.4235


George Musekamp, 513.352.6624


Hannah Caldwell, 216.566.5908


Thomas Palmer, 614.469.4781


Sean McCormick, 937.443.6824

New York

Karim Sabbidine, 212.908.3944

Washington, D.C. 

Samir Varma, 202.263.4136