Two Prestigious Leaders Open Large Law Firm in Cincinnati
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A former state senator and a former mayor are coming together to open up a large law firm office, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, in Cincinnati. While the law firm office will be located in Cincinnati, it will be large enough to take on projects from other areas of Ohio which will include the Cleveland and Columbus areas.

“Establishing a presence in Cincinnati makes us even more accessible to our clients here and gives us a base from which to expand,” said Brent Ballard who is the managing partner at Calfee. Ballard has also said, “Calfee is fortunate to have two such widely known and respected individuals, Charlie Luken and Senator Finan, leading this effort.” Because the former senator and mayor are both respected leaders and are widely recognized in the community of Cincinnati and surrounding areas, the law firm will continue to expand and improve greatly within the next few years.


Charlie Luken was the mayor of Cincinnati for fourteen years. Luken was the mayor of Cincinnati longer than any other mayor before him in the city of Cincinnati. He served as mayor in 1983 until 1991 and then again from 1999 until 2005. Luken says, “Our Cincinnati office is opening with a strong government relations base and we look forward to expanding, particularly in the area of intellectual property.” While the office will open with a strong government relations base, the office will also work with private and public clients on other issues.

Senator Richard Finan will be working alongside of Charlie Luken to lead the Calfee office in the Cincinnati area. Richard Finan has been a stage legislator for almost thirty years and has spent the majority of his career in the area of Ohio. Finan has said, “As a lifelong resident of Greater Cincinnati, I am strongly committed to the city and look forward to being part of Calfee’s operations here.” He has also said, “The new office will bring us even closer to the Cincinnati business community and help strengthen our relationships with our clients here.” Luken and Senator Finan will be working together to help clients with a number of different issues. Their commitment to the city and the state of Ohio will help make this office even more successful than before.

The Calfee firm is one of the largest law firms in the Ohio area and is composed of over one hundred legal professionals. The law firm works with both private clients and public clients. The Calfee firm has earned an outstanding reputation for their services and for having some of the best attorneys.

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The firm plans to keep up with the outstanding reputation and expects that it will only get better now that there are two prestigious leaders who will be leading the firm in Cincinnati. Calfee and its attorneys have received high rankings from the U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, and Chambers USA.



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