Thompson Hine Secures First-Tier Rankings Again in U.S. News & World Report

Date: November 03, 2014

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

CLEVELAND – NOVEMBER 3, 2014 – Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that it has repeated its top-tier placement in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2015 Best Law Firms rankings, earning national and regional recognition.

Firms included on the list of 2015 Best Law Firms are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Thompson Hine received 121 rankings, including 69 first-tier rankings, eight of which are national first-tier rankings in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Litigation – Construction; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Real Estate Law and Transportation Law. This is the firm’s first year to be included in first-tier rankings for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Real Estate Law.

The firm also earned high marks in the metropolitan rankings for Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., receiving first-tier rankings in the following areas:

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense/White-Collar
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Venture Capital Law

The regional rankings include all seven of the firm’s office locations.

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in the second edition of the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, which will be distributed to over 30,000 C-level executives. National and metropolitan first-tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication, which will be distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide. The 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting

The report, in its fifth 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. The mission of the Best Law Firms rankings is to help guide referring lawyers and clients who are seeking corporate legal advice.

The 2015 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Over 17,000 attorneys provided almost 600,000 law firm assessments, and almost 7,500 clients provided more than 40,000 evaluations. 

Earlier this year, 101 Thompson Hine lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the nation. This is the fourth year that U.S. News & World Report has partnered with Best Lawyers to produce the Best Law Firms rankings.